Sometimes due to work, school and our daily routines we neglect our health and end up putting other things before our physical and mental well-being. In spite of all the technological advances in medicine of the 21st century, the international community shares a common illness, stress and depression. According to WHO, more than 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression and about 13 million people die each year from stress related illnesses.
At AXA we want to provide you with the best tips to live a healthy and happy life, stress free by… TRAVELING!
Most of us have a misconception that traveling is a luxury that only a few of us can afford. However, traveling like any new adventure can do wonders for our for our physical and mental health.
Don’t stress it!
Having a life full of worries causes a hormone called cortisol, which in excess produces stress related diseases that affect your health. Taking up a hobby to keep your mind occupied from non-stress related events is beneficial to your health. Why not make that hobby TRAVELING. Whether you are taking a short road trip to the next town or flying over seas, traveling will always provide a grand adventure, get you out of your comfort zone, and stop thinking about those stressful situations back home. So why not start thinking about your next destination now!
Close your luggage and open your mind
Travelling not only helps put your worries aside, but also reinforces your rusty social skills by exposing you to new people and new cultures. This in turn will open your mind to how other cultures see the world, what their values are, and what makes them unique. Take advantage of all the opportunities that present themselves to you on this new journey.
A recent study by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies along with US Travel association found that traveling can help decrease your risk of having a heart attack by at least 21%. As we travel, we walk more, move around, and participate in many more physical activities than you would in your daily life, this eventually will benefit your health.
Happiness cannot be purchased with money, nor is there a magical secret formula to obtain it. Happiness is obtained as a consequence of our will to pursue it by making changes to our lives. Travel feeds your soul, allows you to live in the present and value the little things in life, this helps you to release endorphins that reduce stress and increase your feeling of Euphoria.
Now that you know how traveling can be good for your health, what are you waiting for? Its time to plan your next trip! Just do not forget to pack your travel protection plan from a company that has been rated the number one insurance brand for 10 consecutive years by Interbrand. GET YOUR FREE QUOTE TODAY