When we hear the word “traveling”, the first few thoughts that surface in our head are recreational activity, break, or outrageous fun. However, did you know that traveling is much more than just fun? A study says that traveling can make us both healthier and smarter.
In today’s on-the-go world, we hardly remember to take a break. We hardly give that jet-setting experience to our soul. We all claim to love traveling but why do we barely take out time for it? Maybe you need to reconsider your thoughts on the fact that traveling is not only about fun but can accelerate your brain and health too.
Your daily to and fro from home to office is limiting your mind’s ability. Creativity comes from experiencing new and exciting things. According to Professor and author Adam Galinsky, new sounds, sights and smells all spark the creativity synapses in the brain. Maybe this is why all great poets and authors like Ernest Hemingway and Mark Twain used their traveling experiences to spark their creativity. Take a break from your monotonous routine and elevate your mind’s horizon by immersing yourself in different places once in a while.
A study by Framingham Heart Study found out that people who didn’t take a vacation for several years were more vulnerable to heart attacks. While the case was exactly the opposite for the people who traveled at least once a year. It is because traveling eases our hearts and makes us less anxious–decreasing the strain on our hearts. We ourselves have experienced the lightness in our hearts lasting for weeks even after our vacation. Hence, you should at least take time out of your busy year for your complex heart.
It strengthens your heart but it also boosts your brainpower. We are talking about a huge win-win situation here. According to a poll conducted by the U.S Travel Association discovered that traveling can help retirees combat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition to that, the study also found that 86% of those who travel are more satisfied with their outlook on life, compared to the 75% who do not travel.
Imagine strolling in the streets, going on hikes, swimming, exploring, and playing games by the beachside. Being on vacation means you are at your peak at physical activities. I am sure sitting on a chair and binge-watching your favorite show will do your health no good. Experience the thrill of traveling and stay fit!