As we get older, it seems that maintaining our health directly affects our ability to travel and take active vacations. However, research is suggesting that travel actually helps to keep our bodies healthy as we age. In fact, traveling is linked to a lower risk of heart attack and other heart issues, and can keep the brain healthy and sharp.
It’s true that we most often consider travel’s short term benefits, but these studies are proving that long term effects are also enduring. By practicing active vacationing, enjoying the value of novelty and learning, and maintaining a strong balance between work and play, travel provides a slew of physical and mental benefits that should not be ignored.
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