Stress Awareness Month: Why going on holiday is good for you

Everyone loves a holiday; in fact I’m quite partial to a holiday myself! What’s not to love about a two week getaway; sipping cocktails on a powder-like, white-sand beach just steps away from a luxury 5* resort in The Maldives!

But did you know going on holiday could also make you healthier?

Improves Heart and Brain Health

Research by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has revealed that holidays can decrease a person’s risk of heart attack and depression as well as improve the health of their brain.

Why is this? Well, Dr. Paul Nussbaum, president and founder of the Brain Health Center, said travelling is good for keeping the brain healthy because “it challenges the brain with new and different experiences and environments.”

That’s why older generations are now being encouraged to continue travelling in their retirement as it keeps them active and healthy. Tourists often walk up to 10 miles a day while traveling so whether it’s walking around museums or strolling around new cities to see the sights, these challenges can keep seniors healthy and in shape without pushing themselves too hard.

Reduces Stress

Travelling is also the perfect way to relieve stress from work and personal life.

Taking the time out to breath in the fresh air and soak in the sunshine can greatly reduce your stress. Research has shown that spending time in the fresh air increases the oxygen in our blood and gives us more energy.

Also going out and doing things you enjoy will give you time to recuperate from the stress of the workplace. Whether you spend your time mountain climbing, riding rollercoasters or just sitting on the beach, sitting back and relaxing and just enjoying life’s good things is the perfect stress relief.

Improves Sleep

Research has also shown that going on holiday can improve your sleep pattern. In fact, in a study, participants had their quality of sleep and reaction times monitored before, during and after their holidays. Researchers found that after two days on their holidays, their sleep had improved by an hour and their reaction times improved by 80 per cent.

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