Why Travelling Is Good For Your Health, 5 Obvious but Awesome Reasons To Travel More

Who doesn’t love to travel? If I could afford to travel the world, I would never return to home I swear. There are not enough words I could use to describe the incredible benefits of traveling on your health. It has the potential to make us healthier, both psychologically and physically. Traveling is therapy to your soul! Traveling has no limits; it is infinite, except for what you can afford. You can choose exotic adventures and wander around some of your most dreamed places. Go by plane, car, rails, or even by boat, there are many options. But the best experience you can get is going by road to closely experience the exquisite beauty of Mother Nature. Need more convincing reasons to travel? Don’t worry; I have compiled a list of why traveling is good for your health. Check these out.


Why Travelling Is Good For Your Health



Travelling lowers stress levels

It is inevitable fact that traveling reduces your stress level and it’s been scientifically proven. It increases your happiness, chills you out and reduces you depression. In a research, it has been found that travelers felt less anxious, well rested, and in a better mood right after three days of vacation and this mood lasted for weeks afterward.



Keeps you fit

Traveling is a sort of exercise to keep you fit. It provides lots of opportunities that force you to be active. In trying new things and exploring new places, you are more likely to attempt an extreme sport. You walk the city streets or hike to get the best views of the surroundings and walk on the sand along the shores; all these things will force your muscles to work twice as hard.



Boosts your immunity

 The most significant benefit of traveling is that it helps your immune system to respond much stronger to viruses, bacteria, and other foreign bodies. But that doesn’t mean that you should be careless about hygiene and sanitation while traveling or put yourself at direct risk of getting ill.

When you visit new places, your body will naturally interact with different particles which lead to human bodies creating more antibodies. These antibodies make your body stronger over time and protect you from similar illnesses in the future. According to a research, the immunity has much more to do with non-inheritable influences than with genetics. As you travel to new locations with new climates, food, and greenery, the more you are exposed to different antigens and your body can stock up antibodies against them.



Traveling has healing properties

 Traveling is the best way to detox all your negativity and make you active both physically and emotionally. Whether you are heartbroken, or having a negative period in your life, travel to let go of the past. By visiting different countries, meeting new people, trying out new food, you can stable your focus towards the future. Traveling to a tranquil environment will help your body removes all the negative vibes and toxins, and leave you feeling healthy and rejuvenated. In addition to that, if you meditate in the tranquil environment in the morning and night daily, then you will notice an aura of positive vibes entering into your soul. You already know about the meditation benefits on your soul. Travelling and meditation will make a great combo.



Enhances creativity

Creativity is directly linked to neuroplasticity (how the brain is wired); it means that new environments and experiences influence brain’s neural pathways and it makes researchers believe that traveling can beam synapses in the brain and thus enhance creativity. There is a strong connection between travelers’ immersion into new cultures and creativity. A study published in the journal of personality and social psychology in 2012, stated that the better you are at adapting to new cultures, the more creative and successful you will be.


About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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