Why Is Travelling Good for Your Health?

The idea of studying abroad is one that appeals to a vast number of people. The chance to learn about a subject in a different country, immersed in a new culture, opens up myriad opportunities. Even if you come back home again after you graduate, you will have learned so much that you can incorporate into your career and your daily life.

This much is obvious, but did you know that travelling is also good for your health? So not only are you exercising your brain and giving yourself more chance for success than you’ve ever had before, but you are staying healthier too. Here are the ways it can work.

More Movement

To be as healthy as we can be, we need to exercise on a regular basis. Even small amounts of movement are better than none at all. When you are travelling, you are likely to be more active than usual. Of course, there may well be days when you relax and stay at home, or when you need to study so you sit at your desk for hours, but there will also be days when you head off exploring, walking for ages to see what you can find. Or you might join in with a local sport, for example.

Whatever it is you do, the fact is you will be moving around more and this extra activity is great for your physical health. Just remember to keep up the momentum when you get home too, and you’ll be fit and healthy for a long time to come.

Train Your Brain

Keeping our brain active is just as important as keeping physically active. Travelling abroad to study automatically means you’ll be utilizing your brain more as you’ll be learning at college, but there are additional ways you can train your brain when you are traveling, and you should try them where possible.

One way to exercise your brain more is to challenge yourself to learn more about the place you’re visiting and its culture. Learn one new thing every day and not only will you have a wealth of knowledge when you are done, but you will also have helped your brain grow stronger. If you don’t have anything left to learn, or you want a break, you can unwind by reading a book or playing online games at the best online casino Canada. These things will exercise your brain too.


Although you are mainly travelling for school, and that can become stressful, you can also travel for fun even while you’re studying, and that can undo a lot of the stress you might be feeling. You can enjoy your life to the fullest at the same time as studying hard for your qualifications because you know that you have the best of both worlds, and if you’re feeling stressed you can go out and relax in this wonderful new place you are discovering.

That’s not something that those at home can do very much of, so it’s an added bonus to a situation that is already amazing.

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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