Traveling is the perfect catalyst for happiness, as it has allowed us to experience the natural, cultural and man-made wonders of the world. Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being – and not just in the short-term. Whether you’re traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence, providing new experiences and memories, breaking routine and allowing you to meet people from all over the world.
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Traveling is not only good for the soul, but alsoessential for the body and mind. But is it really possible to have ahealthier and stress-free life simply by traveling and seeing theworld? Lets check out how traveling make us healthy and happy.
How traveling can make you happier?
- Happiness is infectious
When locals are happy, smiling and friendly, it has an immediate knock-on effect. I found the people of Cambodia and Laos to be notably friendly and cheerful, despite the relative poorness of these countries and the former in particular having a very recent traumatic history. When faced with those big beaming smiles, it’s hard to be annoyed at the hassling you might experience at busy sites like Angkor Wat; putting that knee-jerk irritation to one side instantly lifts your mood and is a good habit to take home.
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- Traveling reduces blood pressure
Inthe UK, a 2013 Holiday Health Report by Nuffield revealed that travelcan also lower blood pressure. Researchers monitored a group who visited Peru, Thailand and the Maldives to holiday and revealed that theirblood pressure dropped by around six per cent. In addition, thetravelers also boosted their resilience to recover from stress by 29per cent!
- You’re more interesting
You don’t need to be a ‘travel bore’ to have a few interesting stories to tell. Traveling throws up a lot of bizarre, funny and sometimes serious situations that relating back to people will make you — at least — feel interesting. Making someone laugh is an easy way to instantly bump up your self-esteem, so hold on to those embarrassing memories — no matter how much they might make you cringe.
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- Traveling means better heart health
According to a 20-year follow-up of a Framingham Heart Study, heart health can also be boosted by regular holidays. Women who take at least two holidays a year are eight times less likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack compared to those who only go on trips every six years or less.
There are plenty of travel rights for blokes, too. Similar research demonstrated that men at high risk of developing coronary heart diseaselowered their risk of death overall by 21 per cent (and their risk ofheart attack by 32 per cent) by taking yearly leisure trips.
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- Long-term effect of traveling
Aside from making you happier in the short-term, traveling can make you a much more contented, happy and relaxed person in the long run, too. Of course, most travel enthusiasts are constantly planning their next trip, but when we’re at home or past a point of being able to jet off whenever we like, past travels leave us with the memories and personal skills – such as confidence, broad-mindedness, friends and a more worldly perspective — that make people happy. And that’s why travel makes you a happier person.
- Traveling means more rays
Slip, slop, slap!We’re always being so wary of the sun that we often forget a bit ofvitamin D can be good for us. Sunshine and vitamin D can benefit yourimmune system, help your body absorb calcium, lower stress and – hooray! – help you get over jet lag more quickly.
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- New friends
It’s much easier to make new friends on the road than it is at home, where people are less inclined to chat to strangers on a bus or strike up conversation in a bar (at least, that’s true of London). When people are away from home, there seem to be less boundaries to cross and making friends becomes much easier, whether it’s a local curious to know where you’ve come from or a fellow travelers keen to have someone with whom to enjoy a beer or share a taxi. Social interactions make us happier and increasing our social circle means that we’re talking more and meeting different, interesting people, which hopefully means we’re learning more, too.
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- Planning travel raises the happiness bar
It’s true! Research carried out in the Netherlands showed that the simple act of planning a trip can enhance your happiness and invite positive feelings. Also, the happier and more relaxed the holiday, the better chance you have of sustaining post-holiday happiness.
All those things are actually help us to be healthy and happy. And when you are healthy it will be easier to be happy.