Do you ever feel drained? Like the walls are closing in? Well, maybe what you need to do is get away from those walls. Today, we’re discussing how traveling helps you: mind, body, and soul. This isn’t some mumbo-jumbo, though, and you won’t find any smoke and mirrors. We’re bringing you the facts, verified by academic research, so you know that it’s as authentic as the smile on your face will be.
There is nothing worse than feeling down, whether that’s mentally or physically. By increasing your immunity, you can eliminate at least some of those days where you just feel drained. Tourism strengthens the immune system through a wide variety of ways: improved vitamin D in sunny countries, releasing serotonin, and giving you a fresh perspective that raises your vibrations.
But how does this improve your immunity? Your brain will be delighted to enter an unfamiliar (and therefore exciting) environment, but surely that means that your immune system is under real stress at this time? Yes, and no. Alien microorganisms attack your body while you carelessly enjoy the views from your hotel window, but your body is programmed to deal with this sort of thing. New antibodies are produced to help cope with the threat, which becomes built-in your defense system. This battle (that you probably won’t even notice as you feast on the local delights and embrace the sights) makes your body stronger and more resistant to diseases that were previously unknown to it. This is how vaccines work by putting just a little in your system so that your body learns to fight it. The bonus is, you won’t need a jab to get the process rolling.
“Once your immune system knows how to fight a disease, it can often protect you for many years” – NHS, England
Recuperate and rest
On top of that, the break will help you recuperate. Rest reduces stress, and there’s no better way to catch some much-needed sleep than on a marshmallow-soft hotel bed in front of a bay window.
“Sleep also causes the body to release hormones that can slow breathing, and relax other muscles in the body. This process can reduce inflammation and assist with healing” – Chicago Tribune.
But rest doesn’t just mean sleep; it can be any form of relaxation. Reading a book on a sun lounger, swimming in the tropics, meditating on a mountain – it’s up to you how you do it.
According to research, after a vacation, the human body is in an unusually calm and healthy state for the next three days. What more reason do you need to take a break? You probably don’t, but we have two more to share with you anyway.
Expanding and expressing an emotional range
Sometimes talking about emotions and feelings really helps, but what is there to talk about if you haven’t done anything? What you need is to get excited. To do things that make you want to share with the world. To have moments that take away your breath – in a good way.
Fresh emotions protect your mental health and make life worth experiencing. A person’s experience increases cognitive flexibility while maintaining the sharpness of their mind, or to be less technical, it makes your mind work faster and takes less energy.
Research shows that frequent travel links to personal growth and the development of creativity in people, and that’s in part because of the bounds of brilliant emotions that will come your way when you head their way. If you’re an art lover, this is double with inspirational places like Italy and Paris. Imagine the inspiration. There’s a reason art therapy works, so imagine how creative you’ll be after a refreshing and revitalizing trip.
“Creativity can be defined as the ability to bring something original and valuable into the world” – positive psychology
“There are two distinct languages. There is the verbal, which separates people… and there is the visual that is understood by everybody” – Yaacov Agam
Traveling Reduces the Risk of cardiovascular disease, and a happy heart leads to a happy head. The more times your hearts beat per minute, the more anxious you feel, and a holiday is a perfect remedy.
“A lower heart rate allows the heart to maintain a healthful rhythm and respond to routine stressors efficiently. These may include exercise, illness, and day-to-day activities” – Medical News Today
Being away from routine, people unconsciously withdraw from all stressful factors. A wide range of studies has found that those who go on vacation each year are less likely to have heart attacks and develop heart disease. Partly because leisure activities keep you fit and releases happy hormones. Travel gives the muscular system an unexpected but pleasant load that is vastly more fun than the gym! You find yourself in places that can heal on their own. There are many unique corners in this world, and you usually can’t find them in your backyard. There are hot springs in Turkey, Iceland or Costa Rica relieve pain and rejuvenate the skin. That’s a win, win: looking and feeling good.
Travel lengthens life, and when life is this good, we know that you’ll want to experience every moment of it. It has been proven that the duration and, most importantly, the quality of life of tourism lovers is higher than that of other people.
So, give yourself more mindful moments and memories with custom plans by the Tripening tourism agency. Whatever your head needs: snow-capped mountains, deep-sea dives, or somewhere to disconnect with the web and reconnect with yourself, we can book an entire trip. And let’s be honest, that’s one less thing to worry about.
Tripening. Trustworthy tourism will boost you in more ways than you could imagine.