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Travelling to foreign places doesn’t only provide you with wonderful memories to last a lifetime; it can actually leave you in much better health – both mentally and physically. Instead of thinking of travel as a luxury, the vast benefits suggest we should make it a much bigger priority for our wellbeing.


Just the mere thought of a holiday can make you feel more relaxed, whether your dream getaway involves outdoor adventures or exploring a new culinary world. Even a short holiday has been shown to lower perceived levels of stress, leaving us feeling well-rested and in a better mood. Decreasing stress and cortisol can work wonders for your entire body – slowing down ageing, reducing your risk of heart disease, boosting your brain health and extending your life span. A 2000 study in also found that people who don’t take a holiday for several years are more likely to suffer

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