Traveling for healthy living

 Mathew Pakkath 01 Aug, 2020 5 mins read 1

The world we live in today is filled with hectic schedules, unending deadlines, and unfulfilling jobs. Such a lifestyle will eventually lead to a sense of emptiness to possibly a midlife crisis and nervous breakdowns. I should know, because that is the kind of life I lead not too long ago, from working countless hours and living life to just make it to the weekend. Therefore, we at MyTravaly recommend you use traveling as a means of rejuvenating your body, spirit, and soul for a holistic experience.

Traveling is one of the most freeing experiences, where we are not held back by our responsibilities.
Instead, it is a time we take out to reconnect with nature, appreciate different cultures, and look at life with a new perspective. Now, why is this healthy? Studies show people who don’t travel at least once a year have a shorter lifespan than those who travel more frequently. This is often attributed to a mental burnout caused by the strenuous life we lead, as mentioned earlier. But traveling isn’t just temporarily relocating yourself for a weekend where you lay on a beach and browse through your phone, there’s so much more. To lead a healthy lifestyle powered by traveling, one must take at least 2 vacations every year, which lasts for a week or 2 with a few smaller trips during long weekends or festive seasons. But how is taking a vacation making you healthier? Keeping away from the ever-pressuring life will give you an opportunity to move your burdens aside. This will give your mind the time it needs to relieve built-up tensions and focus on more peaceful activities such as yoga and meditation or exhilarating events such as river rafting or sky diving. Such activities will help our mind overcome the monotonous life we may have been leading with something utterly different. By reducing our interaction with technology, we are also reducing the radioactivity taking place around us. Reduced screen time also puts lesser stress on our eyes and therefore, enables a deeper peace of mind. Our body gets accustomed to sitting around a desk all day long. It becomes unhealthy, especially when we don’t mind our posture. Travelling also includes activities where one exerts themselves through activities such as camping, trekking, swimming, or if nothing else, even as simple as walking through multiple airports and sight-seeing stops during your trip. Such activities will help change those routines and help us get healthier.

This is especially beneficial if we ensure to take a vacation that is 2 weeks long. Having tried out a refreshing lifestyle and seeing its advantages, we might be keen on adopting it in our routine lives as well. There are those among us who use traveling as an opportunity to meet up with old friends or family members on a trip. This is also a very healthy way of refreshing yourself as you would have an opportunity to connect with your friends who may have known you at a different phase of life or your family with whom you have not been able to spend as much time as you used to. Such an experience will give you an opportunity to evaluate your growth as well as see where you may have deterred from your path and try to be better. Sharing joyous memories with them can also help in refreshing your mind. Spiritual trips are another way of leading a healthy life. Letting go of your worries and trying to find meaning in life, nature, and God will help rejuvenate your soul and perhaps make an immense change to your lifestyle and career choices, perhaps giving you the push, you always needed. Therefore, with all its benefits, traveling is indeed a satisfying way of leading a healthy lifestyle, however, you may choose to lead it. So, be sure to make time for traveling as often as you can instead of sitting at home and spending those long weekends. The world is full of wonder and it is waiting for you to go out there and experience it.

Written By:

Mathew Pakkath
0 claps
0 Comment
My Travaly's Closed Community

A platform defines new way of travelling.

Pen down your thoughts for free. Share your stories with us and earn money.
Write with MyTravaly

Hotels at your convenience

Now choose your stay according to your preference. From finding a place for your dream destination or a mere weekend getaway to business accommodations or brief stay, we have got you covered. Explore hotels as per your mood.

Devi Vilas Guest House
Devi Vilas Guest House, Udaipur

₹ 1,200/night Book now

Sarthak Regency (Centrally Heated & Air Cooled)
Sarthak Regency (Centrally Heated & Air Cooled), Manali

₹ 2,500/night Book now

Hotel Grand Sultan
Hotel Grand Sultan, Srinagar

₹ 1,200/night Book now

Travel for Cause: Top Fundraisers

Support the causes that you care about & help an NGO to achieve their sustainable Goals.


Urging funds for Childrens Orphanage and to cater their daily needs

NGO : Yuvatejam Trust , Tirupati

Campaigner : Shaik Karimulla

SDG : Zero Hunger

₹ 0 raised from ₹ 20000

Total Benificiaries : 50

Donate now

Help us to help survivors of human trafficking to return home

NGO : Talaash Association

Campaigner : Pavani Priya Tirumalika

SDG : Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

₹ 3600 raised from ₹ 700000

Total Benificiaries : 70

Donate now