This week, children from pre-school to college head back to school for the first day of the fall semester. As parents and grandparents send their little and big ones off to school, some of these adults are also heading back to the classroom as students themselves. Whether its to learn a new trade, a class for career advancement, or an advanced degree, more adults are seeking opportunities to continue learning. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, “There is a well-known, large, and persistent association between education and health.”
Some of the potential health and wellness benefits of adult education from the website, The Skills Portal, are:
- Reduced risk of depression for female adult learners.
- Improved optimism and self-worth.
- Adult learners are more likely to stop smoking.
- Improved eating habits.
- Up to 50% reduction in obesity in men.
If you are an adult returning to school this semester, make sure to visit your healthcare provider for a wellness check and for any vaccinations or physicals your school requires. To schedule an appointment for your back to school physical at any of our convenient Primary Medical Care Center community clinics, you may visit our website at www.primarymed.com, or call (305)751-1500 for our Miami-Dade clinic, or (954)289-0000 for our Broward clinic.