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7 scientific facts that prove travelling is good for your health

Greece ● 27 June 2017
 

Travelling can be beneficial for your mental and physical health. The phenomenon of healthy travellers, viz., of humans that travel a lot and stay healthy and in a very good shape until they get old, is scientifically proved. Read in this article the scientific facts that connect travelling with well-being, happiness and good health, and pack your suitcase for unforgettable vacations in Greece.

1. Travel lowers the risk of death

According to many studies, travelling lowers the risk of a stroke and a heart attack or heart disease both to men and women. Trips and vacations are the perfect medicines for our health.

2. Travel relieves stress

Although packing your suitcase and fixing your schedule many be stressful, it is scientifically proven that travelling releases stress and makes people feel less anxious, more relaxed and rested as well as in a better mood.

Travel couple

3. Travel enhances the creativity

All travellers ascertain that: when you travel, you feel more creative. Foreign experiences enhance cognitive flexibility and depth as well as integrativeness of thought and the ability to make deep connections between disparate forms and the motivation to try and fight. The link between creativity and trips is something that no scientist and no traveller can ignore.

4. Travel boosts happiness

People tend to be happier when they get rest and don't work, but travelling offers something more: it gives us the chance to go out of our comfort zone, try new experiences and bond with other people that travel with us.

5. Travel lowers the risk of depression

Depression can be fought not only with medication but also with other, healthier alternatives. Travelling is one of them. People, who travel, are happier, more creative and less anxious. How can someone be depressive when he explores new things and see amazing pictures of a different place and civilisation?

6. Travel boosts your immune system

The trips expose you to different environments, and thus you create stronger antibodies, boosting your immune system. When you travel from one place to another, your body adapts to numerous new microorganisms, and it becomes healthier.

7. Travel keeps you fit

When travelling, you keep yourself fit. You walk a lot in order to see all the sites the new place has to offer, and especially in Greece, you can also swim a lot in the crystal waters of the sea.

Where to Stay

Hotel in Platamonas, Greece Hotel Lego
Hotel Lego
84, Egnatias Str., 60065 Platamonas, Greece

Set at the foot of Mountain Olympus, Hotel Lego is located in the coastal town of Platamonas, just a 15-minute walk from the long Platamonas beach. The archaeological site of Dion is 30 km away from the hotel and the traditional village of Palei Poroi is only a 10-minute drive. Katerini town is at 40 km, while Thessaloniki is 110 km away.

Studio & Appartment in Skopelos, Greece Smile Stella Studios
Smile Stella Studios
Skopelos Town, 37003 Skopelos, Greece

Smile Stella Studios are located just 10 minutes walk from the main port in Skopelos town. The nearest beach in Skopelos town is 750 m away. The distance from the island's second main port, Glossa, is 23 km.

Appartment in Monemvasia, Greece Villa Diamanti
Villa Diamanti
Monemvasía, 23070 Monemvasia, Greece

Villa Diamanti is located in the new town of Monemvasia (Gefira), just a 2-minutes walk from the beach. The Castle of Monemvasia is 1.8 km away.


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