10 Reasons Why Travel Is Good For Your Health

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Travelling can be a real nightmare sometimes. With the high cost, unpredictable destinations, unreliable weather conditions, theft of items, con men and women, unfair currency exchanges, deadly diseases, rough roads and so much more, anything can go drastically wrong. Yet, even with all these possible setbacks, the urge to travel all over the world can be addictive and compelling, especially as nowadays the airline tickets are more affordable than ever. The fact that the results carry an element of unpredictability makes it all the more exciting and intoxicating. Travel tips are provided for all kinds of scenarios, but things can keep going wrong. The reasons that make travel a very likable and healthy pastime may not look so obvious:

Expanding the mind 

When people become accustomed to a certain way of living, their minds become closed to many other possibilities. Travelling allows the mind to expand and literally see the world in new and different way.

Reviving the palate

When travelling, voyagers are given travel tips that caution them against drinking and eating foods that are alien to their stomachs. These foods may not necessarily be harmful but excite the body in discovering new tastes that entice and enrich the palate. Some of them can also add new nutritional richness into the body.

Allowing flexibility 

No matter how fail-safe the travel plans may be, travelling always has an edge of unpredictability. For most travelers, it means that, they need to allow a large margin for sudden changes in their schedules. This flexibility means that, detours and changes in plans should be accommodated at short notice if and when they are required.

Seeing things in proper perspective

People tend to imagine that their personal problems are the worst in the world. That is, until they see first hand, the sufferings of others. When people view others in similar or worse situations they tend to realize that their problems are no longer as daunting as they may have earlier believed. This greatly helps in reducing any stress or depression that may be lingering in the body.

Rejuvenating the body 

Unless someone chooses to actively go to the gym or take up a sporting discipline, they may not have any room in their daily work schedule for physical endurance. Many travel destinations and exotic sceneries require a certain level of hiking and camping. This is designed to make the trip more interesting and different form ordinary living. However small, this physical endurance does wonders to the body and mind.

Learning to share

Many people are not accustomed to sharing. When travelling, this may be a requirement especially when things do not pan out as required. This is particularly applicable to people who travel in groups or teams. Sharing is a good way to unlearn the selfish behavior which most people are born with.

Cultivating humor 

Crazy things happen on many trips. People come back with hilarious anecdotes of unexpected incidences that brought them lots of laughs. Laughter is considered better than many medicines. If people were to laugh more often, they would get sick less often.

Being patient 

Many travel destinations, being exotic by nature, may have different language barriers to overcome. This means that, communication can be a real challenge. A person must learn to be patient when communicating their needs and if they are not met correctly the first time, repeat them until they are. Incidences of tantrum-raising are only met with stubborn indignation.

Team synergy 

Travelling alone is not as enjoyable as travelling in groups. This can be done for both personal and business reasons. Despite this, sharing new experiences always brings teams closer together.

Discovering new languages

Travelling offers voyagers a first-hand experience at learning new languages and interacting with the natives who speak the language or dialect. This is an excellent and free opportunity to learn how a new language or dialect is spoken in its local surroundings.

8 Responses

  1. Mia
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    Everything you wrote is so true.I've been traveling a lot these three years and i couldn't agree more with everything you wrote.Traveling is food for my mind and soul.
    Very good list 🙂

  2. bed and breakfast luray
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    Travel is always good for health. When you walk during travel it will definitely benefit your health a lot. Travel also reduces the stress and make person happy and fit.

  3. I couldn't agree more!

  4. Cole @ Four Jandals
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    So true. Travel is always good for the soul.

  5. Abby
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    The sharing thing is so true. I am so obsessed with having my own space normally, but when I travel, I'm fine sharing a room. I learn a lot about myself!

  6. Andrea
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    Great list! I didn't even think of some of these positive outcomes from travel

  7. In the last couple of years the thing that I've learned most through traveling is definitely patience haha.

  8. Marina K. Villatoro
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    Travel is the only remedy and education there really is.

    It's also great for kids' educations and opening their minds to the world!

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