You're at a wonderful beach. Hear the sound of the waves come and go. Imagine the wind and see how it leaves a smile every time it touches your face. Do you still remember your mailbox? Is the paperwork left for the day still haunting you? Most importantly, are you happier now?
If yes, let me break it to you that your health and happiness depends on the wonderful places you travel to and see in your life.
So dear dear traveller, let's see what science has revealed for you lately.
If you live long enough at a tree house with robin birds chirping all day long, you're probably healthier.
That isn't specifically correct. But yes, a team at Warwick Business School studied more than 212,000 pictures from all around UK. They classified the pictures into two rough categories – SCENIC and NOT SCENIC. The team analyzed how healthy people were living in the areas demarcated.
They concluded the study saying that people who live in beautiful areas have reported better health.
Ever wondered that travel can sometimes be a beautiful gym routine. Only better.
On an average, we walk around 6000 steps per day. Tourists out in a sight-seeing tour often walk much more than their daily routine allows them to. While sight-seeing in Europe on an average a tourist walks more than ten miles per day. On some days a hiking tour, treks, cycling or paddle-boarding can pose a good endurance test to your body.
Believe Science When I Say That Regular Vacationers Are The Happiest.
Elaine Eaker in her studies shows that working females who took only one vacation in six years or less are eight times more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease as compared to their counterparts who took vacations twice every year. Men who rarely travel have a 32% higher chance of dying of an heart attack than those who travel frequently. Yes, numbers do knock sense into our heads often! So say yes to the sunshine on the road, and travel.
From Oliver Sacks to Pharrell Williams, The Best Amongst Us Believe That The Sea Makes You Stay Better Connected
Musicians like Pharrell Williams have often said that they associate the sea with the feeling of awe and wonder. Oliver Sacks says that being near to the water often boosts empathy, creativity and insight in people. So maybe it's time to travel if you feel like happiness is the truth.
The Science of The Blue Mind
Wallace J. Nichols also wrote a book titled, "Blue Mind:The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected, and Better at What You Do", where he revealed the exciting science of how being near water can actually help you reset your emotions and start life afresh.
This life is going to take us places. In these beautiful places we travel to, let us all seek the health and happiness. So cheers to a long, happy and healthy future.