Catch the travel bug for a healthy life!

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Life Style - ANI

The thought of trav­el­ling to a new des­ti­na­tion, sip­ping cock­tails on a beach, and in­dulging in a re­lax­ing spa­bath can in­stantly cut down stress lev­els and bring a sense of re­lief in one’s life.

Stud­ies show that travel of­fers a va­ri­ety of sur­pris­ing per­sonal and health ben­e­fits, in­clud­ing an in­creased feel­ing of hap­pi­ness and a de­creased risk of heart dis­eases. Travel also en­ables peo­ple to deal with the chal­lenges of life.

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE LIST

1 In­creases hap­pi­ness and de­creases stress: Tak­ing a short break from work and head­ing for a va­ca­tion can help you recharge. Chronic stress can in­crease the lev­els of cer­tain hor­mones that dis­rupt bod­ily pro­cesses and can lead to blood clots that in­crease the chances of heart at­tacks. There­fore, visit a new place, where you can re­lax, rest, and make mem­o­ries. 2 Pro­motes greater phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity: Lack of ac­tiv­ity is the pri­mary cause of most chronic dis­eases, which com­pounds un­healthy prac­tices such as con­sum­ing junk food. While trav­el­ling, do make it a point to in­dulge in ad­ven­ture ac­tiv­i­ties like trekking, kayak­ing, and raft­ing. In case you do not like adren­a­line-pump­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, spend your day out of the ho­tel room ex­plor­ing the city on foot or a bike. The more you get your heart pump­ing, the bet­ter. 3 Leads to so­cial in­ter­ac­tions: Home and work com­mit­ments can leave a per­son feel­ing iso­lated. The best cure for this is set­ting out on a jour­ney and be­ing a part of in­ter­est­ing en­gage­ments. Trav­el­ling makes you in­ter­act with dif­fer­ent peo­ple with in­ter­est­ing back­grounds and per­spec­tives, which can cre­ate last­ing friend­ships. 4 Boosts im­mune sys­tem sig­nif­i­cantly: Head­ing to a new des­ti­na­tion can help you take your mind off your hec­tic sched­ule. You breathe fresh air and stay in close touch with na­ture. The body adapts to new bac­te­ria, giv­ing a boost to the im­mune sys­tem. 5 Helps you live longer: Sev­eral stud­ies show that even the an­tic­i­pa­tion of a trip can make a per­son happy. Tak­ing trips fre­quently can boost your cre­ative skills, cut down on stress lev­els, re­store your health and im­prove your over­all well-be­ing.

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