Social Activities/Community participation
The Vitality Passport aims to make meaningful changes to your life. We believe one of the most meaningful changes is to improve social interaction. We would like all graduates of the Vitality Passport to markedly increase their participation in the community.
Clinical research suggests that individuals who participate in group cultural activities are less likely to exhibit the signs and symptoms of frailty (Fushiki et al, 2012).
Social interaction in a group is often a great way of helping you stay physically active. However there is growing evidence from long-term studies that certain factors are associated with increased or decreased risk of cognitive decline. For example people who exercise their brain more with mentally stimulating activity have been demonstrated to be half as likely to develop cognitive decline, compared to those who have undertaken less mental activity.