The heart and brain work better in people who travel. In addition, they enjoy
lower stress levels, improves self-esteem and emotional well-being. That is, people who travel are happier.
We all like to travel, since we are organizing the trip: find the destination, buy plane tickets, find the place of accommodation, schedule the activities that will take place, select the restaurants and bars to visit… from that moment of planning already begins the adventure and the illusion of what will come.
The well-being that traveling has on health has been scientifically proven, so here we share some benefits that it brings:
HELP SELF-ESTEEM. When one travels, one assumes a series of challenges that imply seeking strategies and resources to solve them. Find ways to move, get used to an unknown place, relate to the community, be in contact with other customs, different languages… a series of circumstances, some unknown, which need creative ways to solve them. In addition, trips provide anecdotes and memories that contribute to the formation of our personality and our person.
REDUCES STRESS AND INCREASES EMOTIONAL HEALTH. It is clear that traveling significantly reduces stress, whether it is a short trip, for several days, near, far or just going and back; The simple fact of leaving the routine and the fast pace of day to day, allows you to disconnect, leave anguish, pending and just enjoy the moment of what the trip offers you. Trips offer a better quality of life since they give a feeling of rest, peace, tranquility, helping to have a more stable emotional health.
STRENGTHENS AND DEVELOPES THE HEART AND THE BRAIN. It has been scientifically proven that traveling decreases the chances of suffering a heart attack, due to the effort involved, as well as the collective activity that travel requires. In the brain, it contributes to the creation of new neural connections, since by confronting the brain with the novelty, variety, and challenge that travel requires, the brain is strongly stimulated.
IT FAVORS THE WAY WE FACE PROBLEMS. Canadian physician Mel Borins wrote: “Going away can help improve your perspectives, provide new perspectives and allow you to develop new coping strategies.” This is precisely one of the great objectives of traveling: discovering other realities, valuing what we have, sizing our place in the world, raising awareness of what we have and are, thereby having greater emotional well-being.
IT GIVES YOU HAPPINESS. Traveling gives you more happiness than buying things and the main reasons for this are the memories we store, the experiences, the pleasure it brings in the long term.
It is then for these reasons and many more that we can continue to find that traveling is good for our health, for our emotional well-being and for our happiness.
Now that 2022 begins, the invitation I make to you is to go thinking about where, when and how the trip you want to make will be, and to contribute to your well-being and health as the main purpose of the start of the year.
Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful option to start.