Three Reasons Why Travelling is Good for your Health
Everyone looks forward to their yearly vacation. Whether it is one or two weeks long, it is dedicated time that gives us the chance to relax, un-wind and take some much-needed time away from our busy lives, all while enjoying the sand between our toes while on a beach holiday in Morocco or indulging in a massage at a fancy hotel in Japan.
However, travel is not only a fun and exciting experience, but one that heals us to. Yearly vacations provide travellers with a number of personal health benefits, as it is could be the ideal time for you to get in shape by taking up a new holiday, increase your learning capacity by visiting museums and learning about the history of your destinations, start on a path to a healthier lifestyle by eating better, or by building better and stronger relationships with your family and friends.
Want to know more? In this article we are going to look at three ways your next vacation will undoubtedly contribute positively to your overall health and wellbeing:
Travelling Furthers Your Learning
Without noticing, you learn an incredible amount of new information while travelling. This is because you are surrounding yourself with new cultures, delicious food, interesting sights and new experiences that in turn provide you with a number of amazing opportunities to experience interesting parts of the world while learning something new. By simply being in another country you are increasing both your knowledge and your intercultural awareness, giving yourself new insights into wondrous places.
Travelling Will Make You Feel Happier
Holidays are the perfect time to relax and unwind, taking some time away from our busy lives and stressful jobs and in turn significantly reduces stress levels by giving us the much-needed break we need. However, the benefits of travel do not end there, as it also helps us cope and handle stress for a number of months after we return home and go back to work. A study that was conducted by Diamond Resorts international in 2014 found that over three-quarters of respondents said that they felt happier when they planned a trip abroad at least once a year.
Travelling Contributes to Your Overall Wellbeing
The most compelling reason of all to travel would be the significant affect it has on our overall wellbeing. For example, it has been proven that travel has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, as well as also being linked to a lower risk of depression too. Travelling also helps us get in better physical shape by walking while sight-seeing, as well as trying out new and exciting activities (for example volleyball or hiking). While on vacation there are times where you will feel compelled to eat healthier food options too (for example if you visit a place that is hot, you are more than likely going to choose to eat a healthy and light salad over a burger), which again contributes to your overall wellbeing.
Taking a break from your busy workday is simply not enough to relax and restore your overall wellbeing. Travelling somewhere new, however, and giving yourself a chance to immerse yourself in new surroundings will boost your brain power and help you fully recharge.