Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? The initiative aims to help individuals recognise and reduce the symptoms of stress. Stress is something most of us will have felt at some point, whether at work or in our personal lives, and it can be difficult to know how to deal with it and not let it build up. While we all experience stress in different ways and deal with stressful situations differently, there are hobbies and activities we can all undertake to find some respite from stress and rejuvenate ourselves.

This month, we’re exploring how beneficial holidays and travelling can be for reducing stress. At some point during a particularly stressful time, most of us will have wished we were going on holiday just for a break from it all. However, there is actual scientific evidence showing that taking a holiday really is beneficial for reducing stress and increasing wellbeing. We’ve pulled together some stats and facts on how travelling relieves both the physical and mental symptoms of stress, as well as other activities we can undertake between holidays to remain stress-free, such as gardening and knitting. So, even if you aren’t immediately able to whisk yourself away to Majorca or New York, for example, you can grab some knitting needles or a shovel and try out other ways to rid yourself of stress.

Check out the ways in which travel can improve your mood, health and mental wellbeing in the infographic below and share your favourite techniques for stress relief in the comments.

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