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Incredible Things About Traveling You Can Learn From These 15 Inspiring Movies

Incredible Things About Traveling You Can Learn From These 15 Inspiring Movies

I enjoy traveling. It’s an amazing experience to explore this big world, understand different culture and meet people from around the world. How will you ever know what another country is really like if you’ve never been there? Besides, it’s such a big world out there that we’ll regret not seeing it with our own eyes before we die.

Here I’ve collected some of the incredible things about traveling from 15 movies which will get you pack your stuff and go traveling.

1. Life’s too short to stay in the same place, a big world is out there. Traveling widens your horizon and helps you feel the world.

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – From The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller in a still from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

    2. Sometimes to travel is the best reason to go traveling. Why do you need to give yourself different reasons just to take on a fun journey?

    “Miner’s Wife: Are you two looking for work?
    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: No, we aren’t looking for work.
    Miner’s Wife: No?… Then why are you traveling?
    Ernesto Guevara de la Serna: We travel just to travel.”
    – From “Motorcycle Diaries”

    motorcycle diaries1

      3. Traveling takes you not only to a different place, but a different stage of life.

      “You wake up at Seatac, SFO, LAX. You wake up at O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, BWI. Pacific, mountain, central. Lose an hour, gain an hour. This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time. You wake up at Air Harbor International. If you wake up at a different time, in a different place, could you wake up as a different person?” – From Edward Norton in Fight Club

      Fight Club (1999) Edward Norton and Brad Pitt (Screengrab)

        4. Not everything can be expected is what makes traveling exciting. Things just won’t always go the way you want as you travel.

        “I love waking up in the morning not knowing what’s gonna happen or who I’m gonna meet, where I’m gonna wind up.” – From Jack in Titanic

        jack

          5. The best things’ not always mentioned in your map or guidebooks, you need to explore the world on your own.

          “We do not follow maps to buried treasure and X never, ever marks the spot.” – From Indiana Jones in “Last Crusade”

          indi jones

            6. Traveling enriches your experience, it changes you in a way you never expected.

            “Wandering around our America has changed me more than I thought. I am not me any more. At least I’m not the same me I was.” – From Ernesto Guevara de la Serna in “Motorcycle Diaries”

            motorcycle diaries2

              7. You never know the differences between one place and another until you really have been there and experience them.

              Vincent: Yeah, baby, you’d dig it the most. But you know what the funniest thing about Europe is?
              Jules: What?
              Vincent: It’s the little differences. I mean, they got the same shit over there that we got here, but it’s just…it’s just there it’s a little different.
              – From Pulp Fiction

              pulp fiction

                8. Traveling with fear is alright, it won’t hurt you.

                “I told myself spreading news was part of a traveler’s nature, but if I was being completely honest, I was just like everybody else: shit-scared of the great unknown. Desperate to take a little piece of home with me.” – From Richard in The Beach

                the beach

                  9. Don’t stay in your comfort zone, try exotic places where you can gain new perspectives of life.

                  “English, who needs that? I’m never going to England” – From Homer Simpson

                  simpson

                    10. It’s okay to feel lost when you travel. You don’t always have to know where you are to go on with your journey.

                    “We haven’t located us yet.” – From The Darjeeling Limited

                    The Darjeeling Limited

                      11. As you go on traveling and visiting more places, you start to realize how sweet your home really is.

                      “There’s no place like home” – From The Wizard of Oz

                      wizard of oz

                        12. The people you travel with are as important as the places you travel to. They are people who can make your journey memorable.

                        “Let’s never come here again because it would never be as much fun.” – From Charlotte in Lost in Translation

                        lost in translation

                          13. Traveling’s not about having a luxurious trip all the time, it’s about the experience of a different country and different culture.

                          “I’m not really wealthy as such but it I want to stay in the Hilton I could do it, but to me, to stay in the hostels and such, that’s really travel.” – From A Map For Saturday

                          A-map-for-saturday

                            14. Indeed there are unfortunate people who really can’t afford to travel, but most people only blind themselves with excuses to stay in their comfort zone and are not willing to take on an adventure.

                            “Most people don’t have the luxury of just leaving it all behind.” – From The Way

                            the way

                              15. Adventure is out there, as simple as that! Travel around and you can create remarkable memories in life.

                              “Adventure is out there!” – From Up

                              up

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                                How to Live Longer? 21 Ways to Live a Long Life

                                How to Live Longer? 21 Ways to Live a Long Life

                                When it comes to living long, genes aren’t everything. Research has revealed a number of simple lifestyle changes you can make that could help to extend your life, and some of them may surprise you.

                                So, how to live longer? Here are 21 ways to help you live a long life

                                1. Exercise

                                It’s no secret that physical activity is good for you. Exercise helps you maintain a healthy body weight and lowers your blood pressure, both of which contribute to heart health and a reduced risk of heart disease–the top worldwide cause of death.

                                2. Drink in Moderation

                                I know you’re probably picturing a glass of red wine right now, but recent research suggests that indulging in one to three glasses of any type of alcohol every day may help to increase longevity.[1] Studies have found that heavy drinkers as well as abstainers seem to have a higher risk of early mortality than moderate drinkers.

                                3. Reduce Stress in Your Life

                                Stress causes your body to release a hormone called cortisol. At high levels, this hormone can increase blood pressure and cause storage of abdominal fat, both of which can lead to an increased risk of heart disease.

                                4. Watch Less Television

                                A 2008 study found that people who watch six hours of television per day will likely die an average of 4.8 years earlier than those who don’t.[2] It also found that, after the age of 25, every hour of television watched decreases life expectancy by 22 minutes.

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                                Television promotes inactivity and disengagement from the world, both of which can shorten your lifespan.

                                5. Eat Less Red Meat

                                Red meat consumption is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and cancer.[3] Swapping out your steaks for healthy proteins, like fish, may help to increase longevity.

                                If you can’t stand the idea of a steak-free life, reducing your consumption to less than two to three servings a week can still incur health benefits.

                                6. Don’t Smoke

                                This isn’t exactly a revelation. As you probably well know, smoking significantly increases your risk of cancer.

                                7. Socialize

                                Studies suggest that having social relationships promotes longevity.[4] Although scientists are unsure of the reasons behind this, they speculate that socializing leads to increased self esteem as well as peer pressure to maintain health.

                                8. Eat Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

                                Omega-3 fatty acids decrease the risk of heart disease[5] and perhaps even Alzheimer’s disease.[6] Salmon and walnuts are two of the best sources of Omega-3s.

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                                9. Be Optimistic

                                Studies suggest that optimists are at a lower risk for heart disease and, generally, live longer than pessimists.[7] Researchers speculate that optimists have a healthier approach to life in general–exercising more, socializing, and actively seeking out medical advice. Thus, their risk of early mortality is lower.

                                10. Own a Pet

                                Having a furry-friend leads to decreased stress, increased immunity, and a lessened risk of heart disease.[8] Depending on the type of pet, they can also motivate you to be more active.

                                11. Drink Coffee

                                Studies have found a link between coffee consumption and longer life.[9] Although the reasons for this aren’t entirely clear, coffee’s high levels of antioxidants may play a role. Remember, though, drowning your cup of joe in sugar and whipped cream could counter whatever health benefits it may hold.

                                12. Eat Less

                                Japan has the longest average lifespan in the world, and the longest lived of the Japanese–the natives of the Ryukyu Islands–stop eating when they’re 80% full. Limiting your calorie intake means lower overall stress on the body.

                                13. Meditate

                                Meditation leads to stress reduction and lowered blood pressure.[10] Research suggests that it could also increase the activity of an enzyme associated with longevity.[11]

                                Taking as little as 15 minutes a day to find your zen can have significant health benefits, and may even extend your life.

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                                How to meditate? Here’re 8 Meditation Techniques for Complete Beginners

                                14. Maintain a Healthy Weight

                                Being overweight puts stress on your cardiovascular system, increasing your risk of heart disease.[12] It may also increase the risk of cancer.[13] Maintaining a healthy weight is important for heart health and living a long and healthy life.

                                15. Laugh Often

                                Laughter reduces the levels of stress hormones, like cortisol, in your body. High levels of these hormones can weaken your immune system.

                                16. Don’t Spend Too Much Time in the Sun

                                Too much time in the sun can lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. However, sun exposure is an excellent way to increase levels of vitamin D, so soaking up a few rays–perhaps for around 15 minutes a day–can be healthy. The key is moderation.

                                17. Cook Your Own Food

                                When you eat at restaurants, you surrender control over your diet. Even salads tend to have a large number of additives, from sugar to saturated fats. Eating at home will enable you to monitor your food intake and ensure a healthy diet.

                                Take a look at these 14 Healthy Easy Recipes for People on the Go and start to cook your own food.

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                                18. Eat Mushrooms

                                Mushrooms are a central ingredient in Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s GOMBS disease fighting diet. They boost the immune system and may even reduce the risk of cancer.[14]

                                19. Floss

                                Flossing helps to stave off gum disease, which is linked to an increased risk of cancer.[15]

                                20. Eat Foods Rich in Antioxidants

                                Antioxidants fight against the harmful effects of free-radicals, toxins which can cause cell damage and an increased risk of disease when they accumulate in the body. Berries, green tea and broccoli are three excellent sources of antioxidants.

                                Find out more antiosidants-rich foods here: 13 Delicious Antioxidant Foods That Are Great for Your Health

                                21. Have Sex

                                Getting down and dirty two to three times a week can have significant health benefits. Sex burns calories, decreases stress, improves sleep, and may even protect against heart disease.[16] It’s an easy and effective way to get exercise–so love long and prosper!

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                                Featured photo credit: Sweethearts/Patrick via flickr.com

                                Reference

                                [1] Wiley Online Library: Late‐Life Alcohol Consumption and 20‐Year Mortality
                                [2] BMJ Journals: Television viewing time and reduced life expectancy: a life table analysis
                                [3] Arch Intern Med.: Red Meat Consumption and Mortality
                                [4] PLOS Medicine: Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-analytic Review
                                [5] JAMA: Fish and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Intake and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease in Women
                                [6] NCBI: Effects of Omega‐3 Fatty Acids on Cognitive Function with Aging, Dementia, and Neurological Diseases: Summary
                                [7] Mayo Clinic Proc: Prediction of all-cause mortality by the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Optimism-Pessimism Scale scores: study of a college sample during a 40-year follow-up period.
                                [8] Med Hypotheses.: Pet ownership protects against the risks and consequences of coronary heart disease.
                                [9] The New England Journal of Medicine: Association of Coffee Drinking with Total and Cause-Specific Mortality
                                [10] American Journal of Hypertension: Blood Pressure Response to Transcendental Meditation: A Meta-analysis
                                [11] Science Direct: Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity, and psychological mediators
                                [12] JAMA: The Disease Burden Associated With Overweight and Obesity
                                [13] JAMA: The Disease Burden Associated With Overweight and Obesity
                                [14] African Journal of Biotechnology: Anti-cancer effect of polysaccharides isolated from higher basidiomycetes mushrooms
                                [15] Science Direct: Periodontal disease, tooth loss, and cancer risk in male health professionals: a prospective cohort study
                                [16] AHA Journals: Sexual Activity and Cardiovascular Disease

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