The Benefits of Travel
I LOVE TO TRAVEL! There are so many psychological and physical benefits associated with picking up and venturing out into the world, whether it's in your own backyard or halfway across the globe.
Traveling benefit you in so many ways:
reduce your stress (once you arrive!)
lower your chances of developing heart disease
decrease feelings of depression and anxiety
increase your activity level - most of us are more active on vacation out walking, swimming, site seeing, and exploring
educate you on different cultures
help you make new friends
create long lasting memories
make you realize how much you love your home
I like adventures, and I'm going to find some. ~ Louisa May Alcott
BUT...What If You Have IBS and Anxiety?
For those of us who suffer from anxiety and/or IBS, traveling can be stressful and daunting. There's all the planning, travel preparations, packing, navigating airport arrivals and rental car pickups. And when you're not sure how your stomach is going to be feeling that day....it can be scary! And the stress just makes it worse.
Honestly, I get really stressed out preparing for vacation. Over the past 6 years of living with IBS, I've had to come up with some ways to keep my anxiety in check so I can enjoy my time off. Watch the video below for some travel tips a friend and I came up with while traveling this past week.
Share Your IBS Travel Tips
I would love to hear your IBS travel tips in the comments below. Every time you post something that works for you, it may help someone else to enjoy their vacation more. We'd love to hear from you!