17 Ways Traveling Will Make You Healthier

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16. It Helps With Alzheimer’s

As the mind starts to deteriorate with age, the reality of Alzheimer’s strikes fear into the hearts of most elderly. Worry not though, because according to the president and founder of the Brain Health Center, Dr. Paul Nussbaum, “travel is an important behavior that promotes brain health and builds brain resilience across the lifespan.” Participating in common travel activities such as visiting museums can reduce your risk.

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17. And Finally, You’re a Lot Happier If You Vacation

Being happy is universally the most powerful natural way to remain mentally healthy. And the reality is, a lot of people aren’t satisfied with the usual grind. Traveling ranks among one of the top dreams that Americans share because of one simple reason; it makes people happy. They get away, have a good time, and they are better for it.

Think about it. The entire time leading up to the vacation you’re excited to go. When you’re there, you have a blast. And that happy feeling stays with you even when you go home. According to studies, the majority of people who’ve had a chance to travel get more enjoyment and satisfaction out of their lives. So go ahead. Go for it, it’s good for you.

Whether you’re young, old or any age in between, flying solo, rocking out with your friends or going somewhere romantic with your spouse, whether you want to backpack through Europe, party in Vegas, partake in other cultures or enjoy the ocean in the Bahamas, just do it. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

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