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Reducing travel stress may benefit your health
6 ways to keep more than just your luggage light during your next travel adventure.


Able2Travel insurance could help provide peace of mind during your next tripYour flight is delayed and you know there's no way you’re going to make the next connection... Feeling a bit tense just thinking about it? We’ve all been there and know this kind of stress can have adverse effects on well-being and also contribute to a journey being more exhausting than expected.

Managing the stresses of travel and maintaining your sense of humour may be even more important than previously thought. “Research suggests laughter can decrease stress hormones, reduce artery inflammation and increase HDL, the ‘good’ cholesterol,” explains Suzanne Steinbaum, D.O., an attending cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.

Here are 6 tips for managing stress during your next trip:

1. Plan ahead for unexpected delays. Make sure you have contact information, essential items (as permitted by security requirements) and a change of clothes with you in your hand luggage.

2. A travel insurance policy you can trust, such as Able2Travel can go a long way towards easing concerns when things go wrong during a trip, especially if you need cover for pre-existing medical conditions. To speak with a specialist for a personal quote call 01892 839 501 or click HERE

3. Take a deep breath – repeat. The simple act of taking a deep breath can reduce stress levels in the body, lower blood pressure, reduce heart rate and the ‘fight or flight’ response in our systems.

4. If you are able to do so safely, stretching and walking can be a great stress reliever, and can be beneficial for both body and mind.

5. To keep your sense of humour active, bring a humorous book or magazine with you to read. If you have internet access and it is permitted, try watching amusing videos on YouTube. You may find you are soon noticing a funny side to the circumstances.

6. Try making a list of all the things you feel grateful for. It is surprising what you can come-up with, even when conditions seem less than ideal. Studies show that gratitude is a great stress buster and increases feelings of happiness.

Finally, rest assured that even the most experienced travellers sometimes encounter unexpected events and delays during travel. Although challenging at the time, these experiences sometimes become part of the interesting and memorable stories of your travel adventure.

An Able2Travel policy can provide you with peace of mind in the event you need emergency medical care while you are overseas or if you encounter other travel problems such as lost luggage or a missed departure that occurs due to a covered reason. Call 01892 839 501 or click below for a free quote.

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If you have any health concerns, always consult your doctor before travelling.

Author: Michèle