Do you know the place where you live well? Exploring your own city can be a great post-pandemic plan and, according to a study, is good for mental health.

Every traveler dreams of exploring unusual destinations and far from the places close to the city where he lives. Discovering new places and having contact with different cultures is an inexplicable feeling – and they are among the best reasons to pack your bags.

However, several researches indicate that, after the pandemic, the “travel bubbles”, that is, visits to nearby destinations, will start first. Our travel perimeters will get much smaller. However, contrary to what it may seem, this can become something very beneficial.

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Have you ever taken time to explore the world around you, that is, discover and explore your own city? It can even improve your mental health. This is what a study published by the Nature Neuroscience.

Mental health: discovering your own city can be great

Do you know the place where you live well? Exploring your own city can be a great post-pandemic plan and, according to a study, is good for mental health.

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To conclude that exploring your own city is good for your mental health, researchers tracked the moods of 122 people in New York City and Miami. In addition, they also monitored their movements and walks over several months.

According to the website Travel & Leisure, a team of experts tracked these people using a GPS and analyzed how these movements matched their mood. In addition, the researchers sent text messages to the participants every day to find out what their mood was like.

In this way, those responsible for the study concluded that those with a greater variety of daily experiences remained happier. "New and varied experiences are vastly beneficial for the brain and for humans in general," said Aaron Heller, co-author of the study and a psychologist at University of Miami.

Something surprising about this finding is that, to feel happy, people didn't have to go far from their homes. People who explored their own neighborhood, instead of staying at home all day, felt happier and more energetic. 

The experts also pointed out that people who go out to explore their own neighborhoods also feel more willing to do something different the next day. So if you have new experiences today, even in your own neighborhood or city, you'll feel better the next day. 

How to explore your own city? 

Do you know the place where you live well? Exploring your own city can be a great post-pandemic plan and, according to a study, is good for mental health.

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To explore your own city, experts give you the tips: all you have to do at this time that we need to stay at home is list the experiences you want to do in your own city after the pandemic is over. Then, when everything is better, it's time to put it into practice.

Include in this list, for example, all the cafes you never visited, that bike path you never rode, the park or museum you never entered. If you already know everything, try doing new things in common places, like a photo shoot around your neighborhood. Whatever you do, the idea is to make everything different and unique. 

In Guia Viajar Melhor you can find several tips to explore unusual places in different cities and regions across Brazil.

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