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Travelling makes us healthier

Travelling makes us happier and healthier.

The Global Coalition on Aging has found that people have a healthier life if they experience lots of different of places and cultures through their travels.

One study found that those women who travelled only once every six years were more likely to develop heart attacks and other coronary diseases than those who got away from it all twice a year whilst another study found that mean who didn't go on vacation at least once every year had a 30 percent greater risk of death from heart disease.

Dr. Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, president and founder of the Brain Health Center, Inc. said: "Because it challenges the brain with new and different experiences and environments, travel is an important behavior that promotes brain health and builds brain resilience across the lifespan."

Studies also found out that those older adults who take place in physical activities are at less of a risk of developing high blood pressure, strokes and cancers whilst getting involved in social situations as you get older is particularly good for your mental health.

It was also revealed that 89 percent of people felt their stress levels drop significantly the moment they stepped foot at their destinations.

Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey also found in a study that 60 percent of respondents favoured travelling as the thing they wanted to do when they retired compared to pursuing new hobbies (49 percent), volunteering (22 percent) and studying (nine percent).

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