Travel is exciting. Travel is enriching. Many get lost while traveling and many end up finding themselves. You may have heard a lot of things about travel and what it brings with it. But has anyone told you that travel is way more effective at helping you lose weight than the several other techniques that are popular these days. Sure, gymming and dieting are effective ways to shed those extra kilos but how awesome would you feel if you just travel, explore the world, have some of the best experiences of your life and also lose some weight in the duration? (ALSO SEE Sushmita Sen doing yoga and frolicking in the pool is giving us serious travel fitness goals) Here are a few reasons why travel is one of the most effective way to lose weight: Also Read - Ladakh Standoff: These Masterstrokes of PM Modi Frighten China
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Right from the planning stage to making it to the airport on time, to checking in to a great hotel room to indulging into your favorite activities, travel provides excitement in abundance. Excitement is great for you for several reasons. It reduces your appetite and speeds up your metabolism. As a result, those extra pounds are in check.
Travel also gives you abundant stress
Stress may not be a good thing for you in general. However, it has the same benefits of excitement – speedy metabolism and reduced appetite. And when you’re traveling, you are almost as stresses as you are excited. The stress of making sure your finances are managed, making it to airports or train stations on time, guarding your valuables – it’s enough for you to shed those extra kilos. In fact, stress is a medically-proven factor causing weight loss.
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If you are a regular drinker, you drink way less while traveling
When are you going to drink? You are at public places most of the time and busy checking out great sights, indulging into great activities, and meeting amazing people. Also, drinks in most countries can be quite expensive. And not to forget – safety! You wouldn’t want to be drunk when you are not familiar with the place and people around you and get mugged, would you? The result – you drinking habits are curbed and your wight is in check.
You tend to eat less at places you are not familiar with
Eating while on trips is more about the taste than about the large portions, So, you end up eating lesser than you do when your are in the comfortable confines of your home.
Walking around, biking, trekking, swimming
And last but not the least, while traveling we are curious about the new places we visit and are enthusiastic about waking up early, walking around, exploring the surroundings. Be it a long and tiring trek or a swim in the ocean, the activities help us burn those extra calories which in turn helps us in reducing weight.
So you see? Travel has more benefits than you know! Next time you think of putting yourself on a diet you do not like, go traveling instead. You will have loads of fun while losing those unwanted kilos.
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