I knew there is more to travel than just packing your bags and exploring. There are plenty of researchers out there suggesting that travelling is good for your health. I mean yes, it might not be good for your bank, unless you read our travel tips, but it’s definitely good for your health, your mind, and your body. So when are you packing for your next adventure?
#1 Lower stress levels
According to a few surveys, people are prone to release stress just a few days after the beginning of their trip. When you are away from your everyday life and into a new surrounding, this works as a stress relief.
#2 Lower risk of heart disease
During a trip, there is physical activity, which lowers not only blood pressure but also the risk of heart disease. So it’s good for your heart to travel after all ;).
#3 Lower risk of depression
According to a study leisure activities can help boost mental health. And when your mind is healthier the risk of depression is smaller, even when you just start planning your trip.
Make sure you download our travel planner to help you plan a stress-free holiday full of enjoyment.
#4 Keeps your mind sharp
Getting to know more people, languages, information about places and environments can improve memory and concentration. Just finding your way back to your hotel can be mind challenge sometimes.
Read More: Try this easy tip to get around a new city.
#5 Physical benefits
During a trip, people are rarely sitting all the time. Most of them want to explore a city, hike a hill, cycle around the landscapes and generally move around, which can only benefit your muscles.
#6 It makes you happier
According to a study people who are waiting for an experience, rather than a material object, are a lot happier. You are also happier when you take a travel buddy and share your experiences.
#7 Builds up confidence
When you’re in a foreign country you depend on yourself, you experience different emotions, meet many people, all things that can you make feel great with yourself and love you more.
#8 The rush of adrenaline
When your body is preparing for an extreme activity it signals the brain that it is time to release hormones, which make you feel more alive and less stressed.
#9 Boosts creativity
During your travels, you have the chance to meet new cultures and how people live makes you think in a different way than the one you’re used to. It makes you more tolerant and that is good for society too. I always knew there should be a government travel grant. 🙂
#10 Makes your immune system stronger
We all know that a few bacteria are not a bad thing. When you’re on the road your body is in a totally new environment, different than the one in your home country. If you are travelling to a very different country than yours make sure you have the necessary vaccines. Don’t take too much of a risk.