24 Aug Want to boost your health? Take a vacation!
- Taking a vacation is a great way to take a vacation from stress and anxiety — and may bring an entirely fresh perspective to the worries you have.
- A vacation can boost the physical and mental health of each member of the family – we tend to be more active on vacation.
- An annual vacation is linked to a decrease in heart disease in both men and women. Less stress and more activity do wonders for our health!
- Vacations contribute to positive emotions, fewer negative feelings and reduced incidence of depression.
- Vacations boost productivity! Ernst & Young conducted a study of its employees and found that, for each additional 10 hours of vacation employees took, their year-end performance ratings improved 8 percent, and that high-level professionals who took time time off were significantly more productive overall than those who spent more time working.
- People who vacation for longer than two weeks generally report increased levels of energy and greater levels of contentment with life in general.
- Travel brings us closer to those we enjoy it with. I cherished my vacation time with my two teenage daughters this summer, knowing that it’s becoming increasingly difficult to coordinate our schedules and to find this time together.
- Fun! Fun isn’t frivolous, it’s necessary. Vacations remind us to take time out for ourselves, to spend with others, and to engage in the activities we enjoy most.