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Traveling is essential for your well-being; here are the reasons why?



Traveling is considered a way to enjoy peaceful breakfasts, long walks, and new experiencesin new places while meeting new people and making memories. All these activities are the source of people’s happiness; though these sources of joy are little, they make them feel alive.

Scientists have proven that traveling is good for the body and mind, which is why many people love it. Traveling has also been said to lower the chances of heart disease by relieving people of anxiety and stress. Not only the health benefits, but traveling can also help in enhancing your creativity, your sense of happiness and satisfaction.

The rest of the traveling benefits are mentioned and explained below.

  1. Travel is the pill of your happiness

A travel experience can easily make you happy and help you get away from things possibly weighing you down, which will result in putting a smile on your face.

According to a study by Cornell University, “The money spent on doing something called experiential purchases will leave you with a longer-lasting sense of happiness than money spent on having something called material purchases.”

The study also says,”Waiting for experiences tends to be more positive than waiting for possessions. People derive more happiness from the anticipation of experiential purchases and that waiting for an experience tends to be more pleasurable and exciting than waiting to receive a material good.”

  1. Travel helps you in bouncing back to life

Traveling is the best thing you can do to improve your mental health. Suppose you are a high school student, a busy college student, or a young professional. In that case, it is good to make plans for traveling, or else you may suffer from depression, burnout, anxiety, and many other problems andailments. If you want to unwind and bounce back to life, you don’t have to travelto a foreign country; you can even plan a local or solo trip to someplace serene and remote.

  1. Travel makes you experiencenew things

Traveling is the best way to step out of your comfort zone and experience new things. Even if youtravel locally rather than internationally, you will still experience new things.

As Mark Twain said, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

  1. Travel keepsyou physically and mentallyhealthier

When it comes to traveling, remember that you have to run through airports and train stations to makeit to your designated by plane or train, then you have to take long walks if you are on a tight budget and can’t afford local transport. If you are traveling in a mountainous area, remember that you will surely hike through jagged mountainsduring your climbing adventures. The good thing is that the more you stay in sunlight, the better you will get vitamin D. All the previously mentioned reasons are why traveling will help you in physical health.

According to a study,” Men who didn’t take a vacation for several years were 30 percent more likely to have heart attacks than men who did not take time off. And women who took a break only once every six years or less were almost eight times more likely to develop coronary heart disease or have a heart attack compared to women who vacationed at least twice a year.”

Not only that, numerous counselors and health professionals have supported traveling when it comes to helping with mental illnesses. Even some counselors are avid travelers and advocate traveling not only for the betterment of mental illness but also for broadening your life spectrum.

The CEO and Founder of Elite Counsellor Agata Dominika, who has always been a fan of traveling, said,” I lived in lots of different countries. Traveling is my passion; in my youth, I spent all my savings onTravel. Meeting new people and discovering new cultures and places give you knowledge and awareness of other people’s lives. Traveling opens the door for you for more, and I will always say that to my friends, children, and people who areunsure about leaving their comfort zone.

Not only that, traveling is one thing that made her pursue a career in mental health, “Traveling brings so much great memories and experience. Meeting new cultures and learning about people was one of the signs when I decided to work on helping people.”

Igor is an online marketer, a blogger and columnist at Kivodaily. He writes about business, entrepreneurs, finance and emerging celebrities worlwide.