New Report: Travel is Good for Psychological and Physical Health

This is an interesting report showing travel is good for our health. This makes sense as travel engages us cognitively as we navigate a new environment, learn new things, and have new experiences. Travel often leads to increased physical exercise as we often spend more time walking and being outdoors, which is always good for mental and physical health. But this report also suggests travel lowers stress, maybe being away from common daily stressors and getting a bigger picture perspective helps. As for the airport experience, I would suggest a mindfulness meditation app (e.g., Mindfulness Trainer), noise canceling headphones, and leaving early for the airport (see Onion story about dad who leaves really early).

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-travel-best-medicine-study-20131217,0,389887.story

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