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Why Travel Is Good for Your Health?

by Bonnie Glover

How often do you travel for work? If you’re not a frequent traveler, you might be missing out on some major health benefits. Travel has a positive impact on your health and well-being, but the extent of that impact depends on how often you go. To find out how traveling can benefit your health, we surveyed 612 people and looked at their travel habits to determine how often they fly or drive for work or pleasure.

What is Travelling?

A few years ago, I was watching a television show about people who had lost weight by cutting their calories. The host asked some of these individuals how much they traveled and why they travelled so often frequent: frequent users; less than once per month: infrequent travelers; and never or almost never that type of traveler?

Of course, the responses varied greatly to say the least! Traveling can be defined in many ways depending on whom you ask and what your definition of travel is. Here are some different ways that people define the word “travel,” starting with my own:

Travel used to be defined as going hundreds or even thousands of miles away from home (and a kind stranger who would provide food and lodging along the way), but now it’s almost universally defined as being within 50 miles of where you live at any given time! So if someone inches toward their destination on the highway or travels by car to another city, they are still definitely traveling!

I define traveling as being away from our home base of where we grew up and spending time in different places (both physical locations and experiences). Travel has become such a huge part of my life that it feels natural to me. I can honestly say that if someone asked me how much travel is in my DNA, there’s no question that it’s a tremendous amount.

So the question is asked and answered again here: what exactly does traveling mean to you? I know for some people travel means taking one-day trips across state lines, for others, it’s seeing all their favorite places in less time, on foot or by bike; but regardless of your definition of “travel,” as long as you stay within 50 miles (80 km) from where you live most of Travelling for pleasure was associated with better health than going for business.

Among those who said they’re “very often” or “somewhat often” traveling for fun, 22% and 15%, respectively are healthier today (compared to just 5% of travel-averse workers). And among people who traveled frequently (M+T), 70% report that their overall health is better now than before they started frequent travel.

The travel industry has been around for centuries and it seems like there’s always been a positive association between traveling and good health. People have long believed that trips away from home lead to increased physical activity and improved mental well-being. In fact, there are now a number of studies that back up these claims.

One study published in the Journal of Health Psychology found that people who traveled reported feeling better both mentally and physically than those who didn’t. Not only that, but those who traveled frequently reported lower levels of depression and anxiety than the average person (though it needs to be noted that the majority was made up of business travelers).

Another study found positive health changes for Canadian students after they undertook a six-country European adventure school trip. ” Lonely Planet ” is for backpackers or frequent transoceanic travelers at any age with a profile such as this

. To look at, the “15 and up” are 57%, those who describe themselves as frequent travelers, 18%. And Meet Local people is 35%. I believe these pictures depict how backpackers fit in the target market of HP.

Indonesia Travel News has an interesting article on how the rise in our viral fever is affecting Indonesia’s travel industry. In short, we cannot blame many of these deaths on traffic accidents. Although there have been a few cases that suffer from road rage and heart attacks, they are only a percentage compared to those who die due to consuming uneducated traveling knowledge or wrong activities like staying at hostels without food when bored.

Why Traveling is so important for your Health?

The majority of an individual is not aware of the fact that traveling and physical activity, in general, have a great role in their health. Sometimes going out somewhere reduces stress levels and not just for individuals but are beneficial to the whole family as well.

Most major societies like the US, Japan, Australia, etc., they celebrate holidays with swimming and beach outings together; thus both exercising hard will do wonders later on into life years which lead people through lives staying healthy throughout their lives.

It is essential for a full and happy life that lifestyle choices be comfortable, healthy, and safe. You will only know this when you are where it happens or experiencing some of the experiences related to movements in nature: watching a sunrise or sunset, numerous trees at your back, and enjoying the breeze.

In Japan, there are many places where it is possible to pick wild greens for consumption. We recommend not picking with actively growing crops that were planted especially for use by humans; however, if you keep some distance from them (or find less used fields), those plants will be able over time to grow further on their own into bigger and better things while providing nourishment along the way.

This is where the traveling comes in; it encourages us to settle into communities and be more connected with nature bringing something inside of each of us:  the power to dream, an interest in new ideas that could lead anywhere, access to social networks which allow you learn from others, help hold values like kindness or respect which are not practiced across the world let alone ours alone once we leave home.

Travel then gives people keeps the opportunity to increase their knowledge and make a difference: most importantly how these viewpoints can help our planet wherever we are.  Whether it’s through volunteering in an orphanage, helping your community improve with a local clean-up while having fun, or simply spending the day in nature developing the ability to relax through accessing peace within yourself – this is what being courageous means to us, humans.

Sometimes living abroad requires you to go out of your way initially whether it is to start a business, get to know people, or even the world in its entirety.  The journey has begun and with certain sacrifices, you’ll be able to find your true calling which will keep on rearing so much promise.

 

Reasons why traveling is good for your Health

Travelling opens your eyes to new cultures and ways of living. It teaches you about yourself, your values, and how you can apply them in different situations. Travelling also introduces you to different people from all over the world, which broadens your perspective and makes you more tolerant. Finally, traveling can give you a sense of accomplishment, making you feel great about yourself when you come back home.

If you have children with you or are planning to bring a family member, here is what they will learn in outstanding tips so that your youngster will be a global citizen.

Let us make our own choices and desires. Let room for other peoples’ biases as well, in treating others fairly around the world. Never give up – be willing to take risks! Explore your interest and place yourself with endurance!

Travel can improve heart health

According to a study published in the journal Heart, people who travel have a lower risk of developing heart disease. The study followed more than 120,000 adults for an average of 10 years. The researchers found that those who traveled frequently were almost 50% less likely to develop heart disease than those who did not travel. The benefits of traveling seem to be especially strong among people who are physically active and have healthy diets.

Travel can also affect our happiness levels

A study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that people who traveled on 10 separate occasions or more earned higher paychecks and enjoyed life more intensely. Other participants were matched with those holding similar jobs, not just job titles, but also as sex-, age- and race/ethnicity-matched controls. However, travelers did have one thing different from stay-at-home subjects: they had a greater number of sexual partners.

Vacations Can Alleviate Stress for a Prolonged Period of Time

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the amount of time and intensity of stress required to alleviate it will vary from person to person. In general, though, vacations can help individuals to relax and de-stress both mentally and physically. This allows them to return to their regular routines with a renewed sense of energy and strength.

Trips to Nature Can Help Us Breathe Easier

Nature can be a great way to help us breathe easier. Taking a walk or biking ride in nature can help clear our minds and allow us to relax. It can also help improve our Concentration and Memory skills. Getting away can boost productivity and make you a better employee.

Research suggests that taking a break can increase productivity. Researchers were able to measure the effect of rest on performance by analyzing production data from machinery used in factories throughout Sweden and comparing it with labor costs for that year as well as previous years.

Their findings conclude “that increased hours worked without additional compensation…inevitably results in high rates of turnover among workers.” Perversely, researchers found no negative effects associated with longer paid vacations employees actually ended up being guarded and dedicated when on vacation.

Travel Promotes Physical Activity

Physical activity is promoted through travel by providing opportunities to engage in moderate-intensity physical activity outdoors, which has been shown to be beneficial for both mental and physical health. Individuals may also find opportunities to socialize with friends, explore new cities or cultures, and learn about different types of cuisine.

Travel sports like yoga and cycling have also found benefits in promoting physical activity, which may translate to a higher likelihood of maintaining physical fitness.

A study conducted by John Breitenfeldt suggests that the daily increment for health expenditures related to flying is around 84 calories/day (or about 323 kilojoules). In addition, there are studies showing links between air travel and increases in abdominal obesity over time from frequent flyers. This can be

due to inactivity, on-board food and beverage consumption (e.g., drinking diet soda), and lack of adequate sitting/sleeping locations, dietary patterns or activities that promote physical activity outside the air travel environment (Breitenfeldt et al., 1996).

Forced sitting is one reason why flights tend to be more inactive than other modes of transportation due to unrealistic travel times coupled with long periods without breaks. enforced Inactivity mechanisms

are a fact of life for long-distance commercial air travel because most major airlines do not permit multiple breaks during a trip. As such, time spent traveling is usually taken up with airline meals and flight controls – without any breaks to simply walk around or stretch.

It has been suggested that the total physical activity per capita involvement in leisure activities may be higher when one travels by car than it would be had they traveled using other modes of transportation (Bre Steinfeldt et al., 1996; Breitenfeldt and Salo, 1989).

A study of shift workers concluded, “there is very little health gain from sitting at a desk all day.” This extends to advice for ambulatory individuals with chronically low physical activity levels. In fact, the authors suggest that even brief bouts of deliberate exercise can generate beneficial physiological effects (i.e., increases in HDL cholesterol).

Just 30 minutes of outdoor exercise per day has been shown to generate significant therapeutic benefits in cardiovascular disease patients (Carr et al., 2007). The authors also point out that “physical activity is not sufficient if it is less than moderate. The purpose of this article was to review the findings regarding a connection between physical activity and heart health, especially in relation to sedentary lifestyle, particularly among workers who receive little or no aerobic training.”

Wrap Up

Traveling is good for your health. It’s a simple fact, and there’s no doubt that it will continue to be the case in the future. With this in mind, you may wonder why we even need to talk about it?

Well, while traveling is good for your health, it can also cause some negative effects as well. This article highlights how traveling can be both beneficial and detrimental to your overall well-being. There are many different ways that travel can have an impact on your physical and mental health; it all depends on what you do when you’re away from home!

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