Health Benefits of Travelling: Science-Backed Reasons Why It’s Great to Have The Wanderlust
Travelling is full of various benefits that can improve your overall health and wellness. (Pic Courtesy: Pexels)

Remember the time when in old Bollywood movies almost every doctor prescribed a trip to some hill station as effective remedies for various health issues? Yes, travelling is full of various benefits that can improve your overall health and wellness. You must have noticed that people, especially millennials are obsessed with travelling and why not? Travelling is extremely therapeutic and a great way to improve your overall health. Not only is it great for your Instagram account but also for your mind and overall well-being.

And it is not us saying this, even science believes in the miraculous benefits of travelling take a look at a few health benefits of travelling that you must know of:

  1. Exposure To  Different Environments:

    Travelling exposes you to a number of different environments which helps create strong antibodies and also boosts the immune system, these antibodies help protect our immune system from harmful pathogens. Some studies have also proven that exposure to some dirt and minor illnesses indirectly helps in having a healthy gut and also having a strong body. However, this doesn't mean that you shouldn't practice basic hygiene. You should always wash your hands or use sanitizers as and when necessary. But having some new bacteria helps us some time to have a strong body.

  2. Reduced Stress Levels:

    It has been proven scientifically that travelling increases your happiness and also reduces stress. It has also been proved that travelling decreases your depression, helps you feel well-rested, less anxious, and gives you a better mood. These favourable impacts last up to weeks even after you return from your travelling.

  3. Improves Overall Brain Health:

    Travel includes meeting new people, adapting to new situations, becoming aware globally and culturally and being happy. All these factors collectively increase cognitive flexibility which helps in keeping the mind sharp. While you are travelling you can feel personal growth, a broader sense of cultural awareness, with an increased creativity level. Travelling helps you become more open and emotionally more stable.

  4. Improved Cardiovascular Health:

    Travelling gives you a break from your daily routine, which means you have a chance to relax and have a stress free time. It has been observed that people who travel tend to forget their stress and become less anxious or at least they are willing to take a break from their stressors which indirectly helps in fighting against cardiac arrest and other heart health problem.

  5. Travelling Makes You Fitter:

    When we travel we often have an excitement attached to it. Travelling gives you a lot of opportunities to be active. It helps us to know new things, to see new things, to explore new surroundings, so we are likely to give a real attempt by walking city streets, trying local sports, having a tour of the city. Even if it is a beach place where you are travelling, you try spending time walking on sand which itself is a good exercise for your leg muscles.

  6. Travelling Heals:

    Travelling to places with hot springs or yoga and meditation centres helps your body heal. Such places help you relieve stress gets, improve your skin improves, relieves pain and also increases longevity. Also places like Sedona, Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt, AZ and Mount Desert Island, Maine are very sacred places called as "Energy Vortexes' constituting of "anything that flows" have healing properties where earth power converges to heal, rejuvenate and uplift.

  7. Helps You Live Longer:

    Irrespective of where are you travelling local or global all forms of travelling enhance your lives and increases life expectancy. Travel also helps in reducing stress, keeping the body healthy inside and out & boosting brain health as well. All this collectively adds up to live longer and have a great life.

Travelling to places helps you in various ways and therefore you must take a break from your hectic schedule and devote some time to seeing new places. Come out of the polluted big cities and breath in fresh air, you will the difference for yourself. Let us know in the comment section how much you love to travel.