10 Benefits of Travel You Might Not Have Considered

Improve Your Physical Health

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5. Improve Your Physical Health

When you look at the level of health benefits associated with traveling, you might be amazed. The benefits start with perceived health, as people subjectively report higher health ratings while traveling. But there are very real physical health benefits, too. Heart rate, blood pressure and unwanted hormones drop significantly during trips. People who vacation annually have half the risk of a heart attack and a third of the risk of dying from heart disease.

Sleep could be part of the reason for these improvements, since people frequently get up to three times more deep, restorative sleep while on vacation with the total length of sleep stretched.