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Terrific News: Going on a Trip With Your Girlfriends Is Good for Your Health, According to Science

Spending time with your girls is priceless. Have you ever wondered how cool it’d be for your noisy posse to go traveling together? You should definitely do it because not only is it the perfect pastime, but it’s also a great opportunity to improve your health. Friends and travel make for an excellent mixture that can do wonders for your well-being.

We at Bright Side want to figure out how this all happens. Aren’t you curious as well? Be sure to read till the end before calling up your girls about going on a trip together.

We usually define friendship by support, joy, reliability, and pleasant communication. But science adds one more definition: good health. Studies show that friends help reduce stress and the risk of heart disease. They also lower levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, during negative experiences. It's also good for the heart because large amounts of cortisol increase the risk of developing heart disease.

Friendship helps us to become better and affects our pain tolerance. The bigger a person’s social network is, the better they endure pain. And all these together including the positive influence of friends on our well being helps us live longer.

Science also confirms that travel has a positive effect on health. In addition to having a good time and great rest, during the trip, we improve our cognitive flexibility. When we get involved in the local environment of another country, we can revive the mind and become more creative. Planning a trip can make us happier and the trip itself can contribute to our satisfaction with life.

Travel helps to cope with depression. We have the chance to change the environment, relax, and explore new and interesting features of a different country. It also refreshes our minds and reduces stress. Activity while traveling helps us to stay in good shape and avoid the risk of heart disease.

So what if we combine friendship and travel? That's right, we get all the benefits mentioned above and a double positive effect on our health. At the same time, we can have a terrific and valuable shared experience. It helps strengthen our connection with friends and creates wonderful memories. These moments begin to matter more throughout our lives and they allow us to feel more positive. So girls' trips are not only good for your health, but they also have a positive effect on emotional bonds with friends.

Have you ever traveled with your girlfriends? Share your stories with us in the comments!

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