Life has become an endless race in this digital age and people are forced to work round-the-clock to tune up with the increasing competition. Moreover, the group that is fighting the stress at the frontier is the Generation-Z. Stress is taking the shape of dreadful Medusa in today’s fast-paced life and extreme work pressure and the proven savior from the monster has risen in the form of Travel. Frequent Travel regardless of being short trips or long vacations is helping the new age working professionals to handle stress in a better way and stay healthy.
Times are long gone when people used to have limited work and more leisure. With the advent of technology and globalisation, the recent decades have seen a complete overturn in the lifestyles. Right from the dawn till the night spreads its arms around the world, everyone is chasing their goals and work targets. Especially, the new post millennial generation that has entered the corporate and business domain finds it tiring and stressful. Even the time spent at home doesn’t help in the recreation and relaxation of body and mind.
What does science say about travel and stress?
There have been a number of researches and studies which has proven the travel not just helps in relieving stress but also boost health and mind. Cortisol is one of the main stress hormones that increase blood sugar level and simultaneously affects the learning process, workability and health adversely. The best remedy to this problem is relaxation and recreation that re-energizes the body and mind to perform better at work.
Researchers at the University of Surrey and the Cornell University have observed people are happiest when they anticipate or plan a trip and a happy mind always leads to a healthy body. Even the studies from the American Psychological Association have proven that vacations and travel helps people in managing their stress and negative emotions. There has been an increase in the productivity and performance of people returned to work after vacations. Not just this, scientists have directly related stress to depression and travel has been a proven remedy to fight depression.
The positive effects of leisure trips and recreational vacations are next to uncountable, but to summarize it all it can be said that travelling enriches life experiences, helps in understanding the world better, immunes health, reduces chances of heart ailments, breaks the routine work-cycle, gets quality sleep and reduces stress, depression, anxiety, and tiredness.
Stress-fighting of the new age working professionals
The rigorous working hours and pressure adding by each coming day are compelling the new working generation to take on travelling and adventure trips frequently. Whether it is a weekend getaway or a long vacation abroad, the youth finds it really helpful in combating stress and depression. Most of the countries around the world have come up with paid leaves concept and the average vacation days of a working professional has increased in the past few years. The new trends are witnessing a great shift in the work-life balance of young professionals who believe in quality work and great performance with the re-energizing and recreational frequent travels to keep themselves healthy, fit and active.
The picture is same for Indian young professionals as it is for the new generation across the globe, where stress and depression need to be handled on priority. Indian travel industry is substantiating the changing scenario and the focus of the global market on this vertical is gaining base. The ministry of tourism of India has speculated the revenue of foreign inbound tourism to double in next three years and anticipating the same, the year 2018 has been declared as the year of adventure tourism with Rishikesh as the adventure capital of India.