We’ve all been holed up inside for months now because of COVID-19, and people are getting antsy. We want to be able to shop, spend time with loved ones, travel, and just get out of our four walls. Prolonged stays indoors can drive people a little stir-crazy, which is why a relaxing getaway could help reset many of us. Remaining inside is for the safety of everyone, old and young. As states slowly begin to open areas for public use, people are going to start venturing out and resuming their regular routines. While nothing will ever be ‘normal’ again, getting back into a routine will be favorable to many in terms of their physical and mental health. Here are seven health benefits that you can get from traveling after the Covid19 pandemic.
1. Remove stress from your life.
Everyone looks forward to a vacation. It’s time away from computers, emails, and phone calls. All the things that keep us awake at night with worry can become a distant memory during a vacation. The benefit of traveling is that it takes you out of your natural environment and to a place where you can turn off all the worries and concerns and focus on enjoying yourself.
2. Get active!
If you’re like the average worker, you are sedentary for most of your days. Travel allows you to explore nature, become more physically active, and spend some time in the sun with fresh air. Vacationing or even a weekend getaway will be different from your daily norm and can be a great reboot for your health.
3. Boost your mood.
In addition to the physical benefits, travel is known to boost happiness and overall mood. New experiences can enhance your confidence in yourself and even improve sleep patterns. Once you remove toxic stress from your life, even for a short period, it resets your health and breathes new life into who you are.
4. Push yourself.
Whether you’ve traveled before or it’s the first time you’re taking a big trip, going to places you’ve never been to before is a challenge. Traveling breaks you out of your comfort zone and makes you face things you usually wouldn’t be exposed to. It can be intimidating both mentally and physically, but in the end, you come out stronger and with so many unique experiences.
5. Health benefits.
Thousands of Americans deal with high blood pressure as a result of stress, little exercise, poor diets, and other factors. Taking vacations helps to lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart disease because it takes you away from daily stresses. An annual vacation isn’t something everyone can afford, but even a short weekend away can help reduce stress and clear your mind.
6. Mental Health.
Traveling isn’t just about hopping on a plane or getting in your car. It can do a world of good for your mental health because it takes you out of your everyday environment and places you into a new one. The daily demands we have in our lives, from work to family and relationships, can cause a lot of mental strain. Travel lowers the risks of depression and gives your brain some much needed time away from the things that stress us out most. Travel promotes happiness, which reduces cortisol levels and can boost your serotonin levels, so you forget about the stresses and let yourself relax.
One of the many benefits of travel is that it’s almost like an electrical grid, you blow a fuse, you have to reset. Traveling is that reset button. For people who are creative, travel can be a jolt of inspiration, but you don’t have to be an artist to use creativity in your everyday life. Creativity can boost your effectiveness, improve how you go about your day, and embed new ideas you can institute in your life.
Traveling is a luxury for many people. However, just one weekend away can make a significant difference in your health and overall wellbeing. The benefits of travel are extensive and make a real difference. Even if that means spending a day in your backyard or taking a day trip, travel gets you out of your regular routine and into a place where you can breathe and be relaxed. Are you preparing for the next trip? Our interactive BTSQ Packing Checklist is free.
Beyond Times Square offers a guaranteed stress-free experience for travel to all our destinations. We ensure that all vehicles are sanitized before and after every trip, including helicopters, private yachts, cars, and private cruises. Additionally, all tour guides, drivers, pilots, crew members, and staff strictly adhere to the CDC’s Prevention Guideline. We would be more than happy to aid in arranging short or long trips at all our destinations. Be picked up in sanitized vehicles of your choice, stay at sanitized hotel rooms, tour local attractions with guides, and enjoy local dining spots as you explore.