How adventure travel heals your mind, body, and soul

How adventure travel heals your mind, body, and soul

Modern living can feel like anything but an adventure. As you commute to work, come home, eat dinner, switch on Netflix and then pass out in bed, it can feel like you’re living the same mundane day over and over. Running from one activity to the next, your mind grows bored, your body lethargic and your soul sucked dry of passion. What can you do? How can you recapture the excitement of life you once knew as a child? Adventure travel may just be the answer. With the ability to sharpen the mind, rejuvenate your health and resuscitate your wanderlust, here are six ways adventure travel can heal your mind, body, and soul.

 

Treat health problems

Jungle Water Fall

Nature heals. And studies have shown just how much of an effect it has on your mental and physical health. Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School in England studied the mental health data of 10,000 people living in England, and discovered that people who lived closer to green space suffered less mental distress. As for your physical health, another study by Dutch researchers revealed being around nature reduces your chances of developing heart disease, asthma, and migraines. Moral of the story? Get some adventure outside, and your body will thank you.

 

Adventure knows no age limit

Adventure old age

Whether you’re paragliding alongside the Himalayas, zipping through the jungle treetops in Thailand or snorkeling the crystal clear waters of the Maldives, adventure travel doesn’t discriminate. Whether you’re 9 years old or 90, as long as you can get off your butt and move freely, you’re never too old to feel the rush of life adventure travel allows. 

 

Hiking sharpens the mind

hiking in the forest

Studies have shown that walking can actually grow your brain. When you reach your mid 50’s, your memory begins to decline as your hippocampus become smaller. But there’s a way to prevent this. A study of several middle-aged adults revealed that walking 40 minutes, three days a week grew their hippocampi by roughly 2 percent. As the hippocampus plays a key role in memory retention, walking or hiking can help ensure you’re mentally sharp into your 60’s and beyond.

 

Grow as a human being

Kid Adventure

Challenges, obstacles, and failures are the fuel for growth. They help you develop as a human being, open you up to new ways of thinking, and better equip you to handle the difficulties life throws your way. While adventure travel is not always easy, it gets you out of your comfort zone and pushes you in unexpected ways. Because of this, you’ll develop as a person—far more than you ever would if you stayed at home on the couch.

 

Experiment with various lifestyles

Teen Travel

While you’re out Indiana Jonesing on your travel adventure, who knows, you may just discover a new passion or career. The Flight of Gibbon founders were so transformed by their encounter with caged gibbons they started Thailand’s most famous ziplining course. Others have been so moved by their travel experiences, they’ve said goodbye to the daily grind for good and opened up orphanages or become scuba diving instructors in lush tropical destinations. Adventure travel can dramatically alter the course of your life, and take you places you’ve only dreamed of. 

 

Replenish your spirit

Travel in the jungle

Life can sometimes seem like an endless to-do list. Stuck in the rat race, it’s easy to wonder, “What’s the point of it all?” For many of us, day to day life can become a drag. But with adventure travel, you awaken your wanderlust. You’ll spark your childhood sense of wonder and remember what it was like when everything was fresh, new and exciting. Adventure travel is like a spa for your soul. It will refresh and revitalize your spirits from those long days at the office.

 

If you’re longing for the best adventure travel, Thailand’s Flight of the Gibbon was designed to help you reclaim your wanderlust. Located in Chonburi and Chiang Mai, you’ll embark on a ziplining adventure through the treetops of pristine rainforest. As you feel the wind blow through your hair, you’ll rediscover your smile and once again feel the rush of life. But your adventure travel doesn’t have to end there. We also offer a range of exciting adventures—such as city tours, elephant encounters, and white water rafting. 

So what are you waiting for? Get out there are reignite your spirits. Whether you choose Flight of the Gibbon or other Thailand adventure activities, your childlike sense of wonder is waiting to be rediscovered.

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