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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.

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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 Athens, Greece Elikon Hotel
7.9 10
Elikon Hotel
3, Dorou str., 10431 Athens, Greece

Located in the centre of Athens, Elikon Hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Omonoia Metro station, making transport easy throughout Athens. Piraeus Port is only 20 minutes away using the metro.

Hotel in Piraeus, Greece Hotel Delfini
Hotel Delfini
7, Leocharous str., 18531 Piraeus, Greece

Hotel Delfini is located near the port of Piraeus just 3 minutes walk from the old electric railway station (Metro Line 1) and 5 minutes walk from the port, which has direct accessibility to all Aegean islands. The center of Athens can be reached within 15 minutes from the nearest railway/metro station (Piraeus). The Athens International Airport can be reached in 1 hour and 50 minutes with the bus X95 or in 1 hour and 30 minutes with the electric train and metro.

Hostel in Thessaloniki, Greece Arabas Studios
Arabas Studios
28, Sahtouri Str., 54632 Thessaloniki, Greece

Being located in the historic part of Thessaloniki, so called Old or Upper Town (Ano Poli), Arabas hostel is an ideal place for backpackers, groups or individual travelers looking for budget and quality accommodation in a great location. The center of the bustling city of Thessaloniki can be reached within 15 minutes on foot. The train station is at 1.5 km, while the Thessaloniki Airport Makedonia is at 20 km. Many shops, traditional taverns, bars and the historic monuments located in the center of the town can be reached within short walking distance.


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