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Girls Trip is Good for your Health

Earlier this spring, Scientists confirmed what we at One World Dive & Travel already knew: taking an annual girls trip is good for your health! While that’s been our experience for years, we dug in to a number of publications to see what the facts had to say about.

  • According to a Harvard research study, “Social connections like these not only give us pleasure, they also influence our long-term healthGirls Trip in ways every bit as powerful as adequate sleep, a good diet and not smoking… Dozens of studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with family, friends and their community are happier, have fewer health problems and live longer…adults without strong, close friendships increased their risk of premature death by 50%.
    (Full article here)
  • According to a study published in Behaviour, spending time with your girl friends prompts your brain to release oxytocin, the “trust hormone.” Higher levels of oxytocin are linked to feeling happy and friendly.
    (Full article here)
  • According to a study published in Personal Relationships, close friendship is a more effective indicator of longevity than family relationships. Adults with strained friendship experienced more chronic illness than their peers with close friends.
    (Full article here)
  • According to a study by Arkin Mental Health Care Center in Amsterdam, adults who feel lonely are more likely to develop dementia and experience cognitive decline.
    (Full article here)

Girls on deckDo something good for your health and call our travel department to learn more about our annual girl’s trip.