A Secret to a Long and Healthy Life
Many of our family, friends, and clients are close to retirement age or have already retired. One of the secrets to a long and healthy life after retirement is to travel. Travel might mean that you have the chance to experience a change of pace in life or that you might better understand other people around the world. However it makes you feel, just Travel!
Add travel to your list of the secrets to a long and healthy life. Many people travel for enjoyment or the desire to get away. Travel is good for your health, and it contributes to a longer life expectancy and a more satisfying retirement. Here are three ways that travel can improve the life of retirees:
Improve moods and lower stress levels
86% of travelers said that travel "improves their mood and outlook about life in general." Most travelers also agree that travel relieves stress and contributes to both their physical and mental well-being. Retiree travelers are more likely than non-retirees to feel satisfied with their ability to "get things done" and maintain a positive outlook.
Travel helps deepen relationships when you travel with family and friends. It provides you with opportunities to meet new people too. Group travel with friends or like-minded people helps build social ties, which promotes good mental health. Often you will meet people with different backgrounds and perspectives when you travel.
Be more active
Many of the activities you do, such as swimming in the ocean, hiking along mountain paths, or strolling through a museum, involves physical exercise. This, in turn, lowers your heart disease risk, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, and cancer. Vacation at least twice a year so you can enjoy a significantly lower risk of heart disease than others who hardly ever take a break.
Your most rewarding trips are not necessarily to far-off destinations but to places where you share family and friends' experiences.
Travel isn't just another discretionary expense. Consider it an investment in your future of health, happiness, and joy!