Why Traveling Is Good For Your Health

Research says vacation is actually good for your health.

Why Traveling Is Good For Your Health

You know that relaxed, refreshed feeling you have after a vacation? It isn’t all in your head – research shows that taking time off is good for your health.

Among the benefits:

  • Women who go on vacations more frequently are less likely to become tense, depressed, or tired and are happier with their marriages.
  • Because taking a vacation improves your mood and reduces stress, it can also temporarily help boost productivity and creativity.
  • People who travel more frequently are more satisfied with their physical health and well-being.

And yet, 52 percent of Americans had unused vacation days at the end of 2017, according to the 2018 State of American Vacation survey from the U.S. Travel Association’s Project Time Off.

That’s why we’re partnering on this campaign with Forbes Travel Guide to inspire people to use those vacation days, get out there and travel.

Peek at Dr. Oz’s trip to Sardinia, the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, where a healthy lifestyle is part of the culture. And wherever you go, be sure to tag your own vacation photos with #TravelisHealthy so we can follow along on your travels. Your pics just might get featured on @ForbesTravelGuide and @Dr_Oz.

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