Posted by Aston Avery

Taking a break for health’s sake

For many, a summer holiday is a window in time to rest and relax – forget about the stresses of day-to-day life and relinquish all responsibilities. In fact, 45% say they travel explicitly for this, more than those who do so to explore new destinations and cultures (35%).

Meanwhile, almost six in ten (59%) want to travel more for their mental and physical wellbeing, further going to show they understand the impact a well-planned and executed break can have on the mind and body.

That is likely down to the time spent outdoors while away, with 63% agreeing they feel better when surrounded by nature. At a time where 42% have said their mental health suffered from not travelling during the pandemic, this is especially important.

However, 42% often return feeling as if they need another week to rest and recover before returning to work and the normal day-to-day, according to new research from Destination British Columbia.

Aston spoke to Dr Amir Khan.

Photo by Sai Kiran Anagani on Unsplash

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