3 Reasons Science Says Travelling is Good for Your Health
Need an excuse to travel? Preserving or improving your health is one reason to travel that makes carving out time for those vacation days much easier. When you travel, you’re investing not only in a fun, memorable experience, but you could also be adding years to your life! It may sound like a dream come true, but it’s based quite solidly on science. Here’s the proof that travelling is good for your health:
- Stress Reducer
Yes, you knew this would be on the list. Everyone knows that travelling can help the stress melt away. Who hasn’t felt relief while miles away from home, far from worries? But, have you thought about it from a health perspective? Biologically, stress affects the body. Chronic stress can be especially damaging. Prolonged exposure to stress that may be provoked by working too many hours in a demanding job that has you constantly worried can even result in high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. A regular vacation can help nip this in the bud and keep your stress levels low. How?
Basically, travel whisks you away and separates you from the stressors of your daily life. Being far-removed from the office or other stressful situations can help you gain perspective, relax and let things go.
- Immunity Booster
When you travel, you expose yourself to new bacteria. While that may mean you get stuck with a bug that’s a bit more than you can handle sometimes, it also means your immune system gets a boost. Your body has to work to grow resistance to these new strains of bacteria and bugs, meaning your body and gut grow even stronger. Just like a bit of exposure to dirt can help an immune system stay strong, travelling and encountering new bacteria can have a similar effect. Instead of a new probiotic, you may just need to travel more!
- Keeps the Brain Sharp
You may become more creative if you travel, some psychologists and neuroscientists believe. Travel exposes you to many new things: languages, sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and more. That means your brain is presented with a whole new set of information to process, sparking revitalization of neural pathways and new synapses. This happens most when you truly engage and immerse yourself in local cultures that are new to you. So, if possible make that next vacation a little longer and your brain will reap the benefits.
Ready to pack your bags? Go for it! Plan that next trip, prepare for adventure and enjoy the many benefits to your health.
Not sure where to go or how to get started? FarCloser Travel is here to help! We specialize in helping you discover the perfect organized trip for your vacation, helping you compare your options and guiding you in the discovery phase of travel research.
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