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  • Published on Mar 26, 2015
    RVing for Your Health

    Traveling is Just What the Doctor Ordered

    Everybody loves a good vacation. Taking in sights and scenery while spending quality time with your loved ones. What’s not to like? For most people, taking a vacation is not a high priority. With bills and work, trying to make a vacation happen can sometimes seem impossible. Although planning a vacation may seem like a daunting task, recent studies have emerged about the health benefits of traveling. These studies have shown that traveling is actually a very important factor in your overall wellness.

    The Framingham Heart Study

    According to the Global Coalition on Aging, the Framingham Heart Study began in 1948 with 5,209 participants. The goal of the study was to identify risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Throughout the study, the second and third generations of the original participants were followed up with regularly. During this study they found that women who traveled and took a vacation every six years or less had a higher risk of suffering from a heart attack or coronary death as compared to other women who vacationed at least twice a year. The study also found that women who do not take vacations are more than twice as likely to suffer from depression compared to women who travel.  The results for men came out similar. Those who did not take an annual vacation had a 20% increase in risk of death and a 30% greater risk of death due to heart disease. Those are significant risks for not taking some time to enjoy life!

    Travel is Good for the Mind, Body, and Soul

    If you want to feel good, active and young again try to take yearly vacations. One of the most important factors to achieving good health is stress reduction. Stress has been found to play a negative role on health. It can elevate the amount of the cortisol (stress hormone) in the body which weakens the immune system and has been shown to increase your chances of suffering from adrenal dysfunction, headaches and IBS. [Mayo Clinic]

    Travel provides an opportunity to relieve yourself from stressful and repetitive daily routines. Not only is it a great stress reliever, but it also increases our cognitive stimulation. When you go to a new place you’ve never been before, you are very likely use a map to figure out how to get around or navigate a transportation system. These series of thought processes strengthens brain cells and their connections. It may also lead to the formation of new nerve cells. Travel also increases your social engagement, allowing you to build new relationships and deepening your understanding of others experiences [Global Coalition on Aging].

    A Lifetime of Health and Happiness

    If science isn’t enough to get you on the road, do it because it makes you feel good. Changing your scenery every once and a while can be a rejuvenating and uplifting experience. Take time out of your busy schedule and share moments and experiences with your friends and family. Vacationing is a great stress reliever and can put you back on track if you’ve been feeling bogged down by the everyday struggles of life. Even if it's just a short weekend camping trip in your RV somewhere close to home, that moment of relaxation will do you wonders.  Take time and appreciate the world around you. You’ll be glad that you did!

    Sonny's RVs

    If you are wanting to get on the road this spring and summer, let Sonny's RVs help! We offer a variety of RVs that can help you relieve stress and hit the open road this year. Browse our wide selection of travel trailers, fifth wheels and more! With great units at great prices, you can be sure you will get the RV of your dreams. We look forward to seeing you this week at Sonny's RVs in Evansville, Wyoming.

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