Want to boost your sex life or lose a few pounds? Travel more. According to a study, travel was a significant contributor in increasing your sex drive, improving health, aiding weight loss and gaining confidence. There’s even a scientific reason wanderlust can inspire bedroom lust.
Travelling boosts your sex life
“Travelling can help reduce the levels of the stress hormone cortisol. As stress and anxiety decreases, mood increases — bringing many, often unexpected, positive benefits in how we perceive ourselves, motivation and productivity, and our general outlook on life,” said Dr Linda Papadopoulos, a psychologist who worked on the study.
So, how does globetrotting also keep you skinny? It has to do with your routine. Typically while on the road, travellers are engaging in spurts of healthy activity, which also breaks bad habits of old routines. This also helps with boosting overall mood. “Exposure to a healthy amount of sunshine is also believed to increase the brain’s release of the hormone serotonin, which is associated with boosting mood and helping a person feel calm and focused,” added Papadopoulos. Along with a better sex life, body image and overall happiness, more than two million respondents in the study said that travelling made them more creative.