Vacations Matter: Here Are 5 Reasons a Summer Vacation Is Good for Your Health! by Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP

Family Health
20 days ago
Vacations Matter: Here Are 5 Reasons a Summer Vacation Is Good for Your Health!

Most Americans are vacation deprived. Less than half use their allotted days off, and 60 percent who do escape take their work with them. Folks, vacation shaming is real, and it’s bad for your health! Here are five reasons you need to plan a summer trip right away: 

  • You need to chill out. Vacationers have fewer stress-related ailments, like headaches, backaches and heart irregularities.
  • You need to recharge. Ninety-four percent of people with post-vacation bliss say they came back with more energy to tackle their everyday lives.
  • You need something to look forward to. Pre-trip happiness provides months of healthy optimism.
  • It’s heart smart. Women who vacation are eight times less likely to have heart disease. Men who skip vacations are 30 percent more likely to die from a heart attack.
  • It will make you better at your job. Every 10 hours of vacation time increases performance ratings by 8 percent. 

If you’re overdue for a vacation, it’s time to plan your next getaway. Say adios to the daily grind and unplug to reboot your health!

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Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
"Women who vacation are eight times less likely to have heart disease. Men who skip vacations are 30 percent more likely to die from a heart attack." WOW! Say no more, Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP . I need to plan a true vacation and not just business travel. Thank you!
Fiona Whiley
Here's to more holidays, and longer life to enjoy them in !!
Cassandra Conyers
Great article. As U.S. workers, we are so deprived of vacation time so we have to be ON IT. And I have always been a fan of a few winter long weekend breaks--3 or 4 days to decompress. I make sure I don't have to go more than 2-3 hours either driving or flying so I reach my destination "fast" but feel I'm far enough away. When I lived in NYC, I'd take a train down to the Spring Lake along the Jersey coast. When I lived in NM, I would drive north to Colorado or fly to San Diego. Now that I am in the PNW, I go north to a lovely resort on the WA-CA border--just 2 hours away from Seattle and I can also go up to Vancouver as the border is right there. Or I go south to Portland, 2 hours away. Here's to good health.
DeannaTFriel
WOW! Great article.Men who skip vacations are 30 percent more likely to die from a heart attack." As U.S. workers, we are so deprived of vacation time so we have to be ON IT. onedaytop.com/brain-study-reve...

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