A Hot Mexico Vacation Keeps the Doctor at Bay

June 29, 2015 at 7:55 am

One of the immutable facts of life is that we’d all like to take more vacations, but did you know that taking sunny vacations can be good for your health in the long run? Well it’s true! A Mexico vacation is also becoming more and more affordable for Americans and Canadians as flight prices are dropping (and, of course, the flights are short). Here are all the ways in which taking a vacation can be good for your mind and body.

How a Mexico Vacation is Good for You

  1. A strong bones, teeth and immune system.
  2. If you want to have strong bones, healthy teeth, and keep your immune system ticking over properly then you’re going to need a good dose of vitamin D on a regular basis. Vitamin D helps your body to properly absorb calcium, can help to reduce your blood pressure, and can help to keep your immune system in good working order. It’s also one of the reasons why a Mexico vacation is good for you; you can get all the vitamin D you need for a full day from the sun, and Mexico gets more sunshine days than most places.

  3. Your skin will find its glow!
  4. The heat in Mexico is intense so you can be sure that you’ll be drinking more water than usual to stay hydrated, and you’re skin will thank you for that. What’s more the hot, humid climate will act as a natural collagen boost plumping out, and infusing your skin with a healthy glow. Add to this the tan that you’ll get and you’ll come home looking better than ever. So long as you don’t burn you’ll find yourself in the enviable position of not even needing make-up for a few weeks after you return; the combination of these factors will leave you with rejuvenated and even-toned skin. Who knew that a Mexico vacation could boost your skin?

  5. Traveling makes you happier
  6. A sunny Mexico vacation can even improve your mental health; SAD (seasonal Affective Disorder) is a common disorder that causes depressive and anxious stages during the winter months. Getting a bit of sun increases the levels of serotonin in your body, and thereby combats the effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder. According to the International Society for Quality of Life studies a vacation can also boost your happiness weeks, even months, before you even go! This is, apparently, because the anticipation of a vacation can be just as enjoyable as the actuals experience.

  7. Relaxation on a Mexico Vacation
  8. When we’re on vacation we’re more likely to do new things. This can mean trying new food, but also things like kayaking, paddle boarding, and zip-lining. This extra exercise works out tension and can actually help you to get a better night’s sleep. Good sleep, good food, plenty of sunshine and some exercise equals relaxation, and this can only be a good thing for you. De-stressing, obviously, has multiple health benefits including fending off mental and physical illnesses more effectively, improvement of mood and outlook, and the improvement of interpersonal social skills.