Sunday, 5 March 2017
#TRAVEL & HEALTH- WHAT ARE THE BENEFICIAL CONNECTIONS?
People travel for various reasons:leisure,work,greener pastures,reunion,medical tourism, you name it but besides all of the reasons you can think of, are there any true health benefits associated with the process itself? I did a little internet research and some authors have even sighted scientific benefits of travel to human health,as you would see in the references. I've not quite been around the world like some of you currently reading this article but after visiting 7 countries in Africa by road,doing some air miles to the UAE and currently out in the United States, I can say for sure that, my brain cells light up when I am taking pictures of new environment and the level of new social enlightenment makes me unconsciously happier many more times than mind can imagine. Is that a plus for my social an mental health as well as for the health of those that feel the same? I leave that question for you to answer.
One fact we cannot underestimate is that, travelling without proper arrangements can do more harm than good to human health and the World Health Organisation has rightly mentioned:adequate accommodation; clean water ;good food and the absence of infectious disease breakout or even crisis, as vital factors that can make a difference when planning to take a trip. I personally recommend touring every once in a while but ensure to do so having made proper arrangements and get "Health Insurance" if possible. Enjoy.
* WHO|TRAVEL AND HEALTH
*MATADORNETWORK|7 SCIENTIFIC FACTS THAT PROVE TRAVEL IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH
Dr Kevwe is a medical practitioner;health media entrepreneur;freelance television presenter and blogger. He graduated from the University of Port-Harcourt in 2006 with a 2nd class upper in Human Physiology & went on to bag an M.B.B.S. from the same school in 2011.