Excerpts from Passport Health April 6, 2016

Is Travel Good For My Mind?

Vacation and relaxation go hand-in-hand. Everyone needs time away from the office to rejuvenate. Studies show travel does reduce stress. It also improves our ability to handle stress long after we return home. Studies also show decreased stress in travelers had lower levels of stress hormones.

The benefits of travel and the resulting traveler’s high extend into the workplace as well. Employees who travel have lower rates of absenteeism, higher productivity levels, and generally report feeling less burnt out.

Travel is a learning experience. The new cultures, cuisines, sights, and sounds provide countless opportunities to experience and learn something new. Just being in another country increases the traveler’s knowledge and intercultural awareness.

Travel also helps students learn more. Studies show students who travel earn better grades than their peers who stay at home. These students also have stronger academic interests and more personal confidence. Students who travel abroad are almost twice as likely to complete a college degree.

 

Travel Leads To Longevity

Everyone loves to travel. Trips provide new experiences, adventures, and memories that last a lifetime. Not only is travel fun; it provides a variety of surprising personal and health benefits. Studies show travel leads to a greater learning capacity, increased feeling of happiness and satisfaction, better family relationships, and even decreased risk of heart disease.

 

 

 

Is Travel Good For My Health?

Travel has been linked to a lower risk of heart disease. A nine-year study of 12,000 men found that those who took at least one vacation per year were 30% less likely to die from heart disease. Another study showed individuals who didn’t take a vacation were twice as likely to have a heart attack.

Travel is also linked to a lower risk of depression. A 2005 study showed significantly decreased risk of depression among 15,000 women.

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