Hey guys! Happy AUGUST. I know am late to wish you. Good God, June and July really just flew by, didn’t they? This whole year has, as a matter of fact. However, that is NOT going to stop me from being super excited to show off my monthly favorites, but this time I decided to switch it up and talk about the importance of traveling to our health.
But overall, when you get out on the road and visit new regions,places,countries you gain in far more ways. This isn’t about just international travel, either. Traveling your own country and being a tourist in your own town can be so beneficially at the same time.
There are no limits when it comes to traveling, except for what you can afford. You can sightsee around some of your most dreamed about countries or choose exotic adventures. Go by rails, car, or even by boat. There are just so many options, and they will all help you in ways that you have never imagined.
It’s time to save up and plan your next vacation. Get out the itinerary and start enjoying your life in ways so many travelers do. When you return from a vacation feeling relaxed and refreshed, that’s not just an emotional response to time away from work and daily worries: you’re experiencing some of the nourishing effects of traveling.
It turns out that jetting off to relax on the beach in Labadi and Sakumono or to explore ruins in Cape coast isn’t an indulgence — research says that vacationing is actually good for your health. Tour -Ghana did some research and surveying , which most people elaborated on how traveling for pleasure affects your well-being. Most said that:
Boost of mental health
Stress reduction is one of the most important benefits of travel, according to a survey, 89 percent of vacationers found they could let go of stress and just relax after only a day or two into their trip. Pulling yourself out of your daily routines and into new surroundings resets both your mind and body, resulting in significant stress relief.
Moreover, leisure activities, such as travelling, can lower levels of depression and improve psychological functioning, according to a study. You can experience a boost in happiness even while planning a trip (up to eight weeks before setting off to your destination).
Having something to look forward to, even if it’s a two-day trip, can feel rewarding. Vacationers also likely experience less stress and more satisfaction with their overall mood and outlook after returning from a trip compared to non – travelers.
Easier to cope with stress
You need to step away and start traveling. Getting away from the everyday stresses isn’t just a way to unwind. You’ll find that traveling helps you cope and deal with stress so much better. In fact, you can find that situations that were once a nightmare are those that you breeze through when you return.
Travelling does bring its own stress. You have to make sure you stick to a travel agent itinerary or get through the means of transporting chaos. You may have to deal with delays and flight changes. Then there are the stresses of other travelers around you and fitting into a new culture as a tourist.
There’s the uncertainty of what you will do the next day or what will happen in your life. Initially, this can sound like it will make your life worse, but really it will boost your health. You start to realize that there are new ways to deal with a situation. You find that stress is arbitrary and your tolerance for certain situations will grow.
The situations that you face on your travels may be worse than those that you face in your everyday life, so you start to deal with those situations in a better way. You develop new coping strategies when on the road. You want to be able to enjoy your trip and not look back at how much of a nightmare it was.
There’s also the adrenaline rush that you gain from getting through the situations. This is especially the case if you tackle an adventure holiday. There’s an adrenaline rush when you push yourself out of your comfort zone. You will find that your overall health benefits because you don’t get the regular release of stress hormones.
You’re not always looking out for the downsides in life and will find it easier to find enjoyment in everything that you do. Research backs this up. When you start to accept deviations and problems, you start to deal with them much better. The deviations you accept can be completely different in everyday life, but your new mental attitude will benefit work, family life, and more.
Having a sharp mind
Travel also can promote brain health and keep the mind sharp. When your brain is introduced to new experiences and environments (which happens during travel, essentially) it becomes challenged and builds resilience at the cellular level so degenerative disease is potentially delayed. This increase in cognitive stimulation due to exposure to novelty has been
This increase in cognitive stimulation due to exposure to novelty has been shown to improve both memory and concentration, particularly in individuals with dementia. Similarly, when you travel, you interact with novel stimuli in the form of new people, cultures, situations, and experiences, which can contribute to the delayed onset of degenerative disease.
While you may like to frequent visit the same vacation spot every year, switching up the destination will allow your brain to reap the benefits that result from different activities and location.
Self connection and others
Travel offers opportunities to meet new people that you otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to connect with. When you are outside of your comfort zone in a different country, you may have to look to others for guidance, which can create a sense of connectedness. Whether you obtain this connection by engaging with the locals, other travelers, or even those you are travelling with, making social connections, or deepening the ones you already have,
Whether you obtain this connection by engaging with the locals, other travelers, or even those you are travelling with, making social connections, or deepening the ones you already have, can improve your mental and physical health. Moreover, the social aspects of travel can enhance your sense of self.
Research has shown that when you get out of your social comfort zone and immerse yourself into cultures different from your own, you strengthen your personal identity, including your values and beliefs, and increase your confidence.
First travel place
There are some steps that you’ll need to take to look after your health. One thing that you don’t want to do is give up your current medications for the herbal remedies. You need to make sure they work and improve your health for the better. It’s also important to watch out for bacteria in the water or any problems with cooking certain types of foods to keep your overall health safe.
When you do decide to travel, make sure you’re getting plenty of activity. While cruises give you the chance to sit back and relax, you want to take advantage of the swimming pools and fitness suites onboard.
There are going to be days where you don’t see dry land, but you still want to walk around and do some sort of exercise. But then the relaxation is also important. You want to unwind from the everyday stresses of your life. You need to spend time seeing how others deal with stress and push yourself out of your comfort zone.
Build a tolerance and find a new way of handling stress every day. Traveling really is one of the best things that you can do. All you need to decide now is where you will go first .Travelling Makes you a better person: Travelling is a voyage of a lifetime which feeds the traveler with knowledge of the world, thus making you understand various perspectives and ultimately makes you a better person for the society.
To inspire people to use every one of those vacation days, we are partnering with tourism board on an Instagram campaign, #TravelisHealthy. We’re tagging along on this fun trips to discover the healthy habits of other cultures and why traveling is good for you.
Follow along as kumens travel sets sail for Mount Afadja ,which is one of the highest mountains in Ghana and in West Africa standing at an elevation of 885 metres. The mountain is located in the Agumatsa Range near the villages of Gbledi and Liati Wote, in the Volta Region of Ghana at the border with Togo. See what xorlali found here