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If you’re looking for an excuse to travel, consider the fact that it can be great for your health. Assuming that you don’t over-indulge and that your trip is well planned, travel is perfect for boosting your mental and physical health.
 
For starters, traveling provides a learning opportunity. No matter where you’re going, you’ll be in a different environment and encounter new cultures, languages and people. We encourage you to embrace these experiences by attempting to grasp a basic level of proficiency in the language, visiting historically and culturally significant sites and engaging with locals to learn their stories and find out what their favorite parts of the city are. You’ll gain an overall better sense of intercultural awareness and feel improvements in your mental health.
 
Traveling is also a source of stress relief—especially if you plan your trip through a travel agent and have someone to resolve any mishaps should they arise. Use your vacation as a time to completely unplug and escape your daily responsibilities. It has been proven that employees who travel show higher productivity at work. You return from a trip feeling refreshed and might even have another trip to look forward to that will help you work hard to get there.
 
And last but not least, travel is proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and the likelihood of developing depression. Whether your trip is about complete relaxation or involves a good amount of walking and activity, you will reap the health benefits of taking your mind and body to a new destination.

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