Everyone loves a holiday, right? It gives you time to relax and get away. How about we give you some scientifically backed evidence that travelling the world can be healthy too so you can use it as an excuse to travel!
Have you been looking for that excuse for a getaway to relax and ignore those emails? You’d be happy to hear that travelling has been proven to have long-term health benefits too! Research shows that travelling can help us increase our productivity, creativity, and live a longer life.
So why is travelling so good?
Our creativity is linked to neuroplasticity. Our neural pathways are sensitive to change, such as new sounds, smells, languages, tastes and sights. These trigger sparks to different synapses in the brain, which can lead to revitalising the mind. Life experiences can be thought of as brain food!
Stress reduction – it’s proven!
Studies show that the benefit of travel is immediate, with only a day or two of travelling reducing stress significantly for 89% of the study group. The study also showed that men who did not take an annual vacation have around a 30% increase in risk of death from heart disease, and a 20% higher risk of death in general!
Another study showed that a four day “long weekend” had positive effects on well-being, recovery, strain and perceived stress, which lasted as long as 45 days! The reduction is strain lasted longer for those who spent the vacation away from home too!
So get out there, travel, even if it’s for a short amount of time. You need it, you deserve it, and your body and brain will appreciate it! The Team at VOID Homme recommends it, and we’d love to hear your personal experience and if has helped you.