4 Ways Vacation Improves Your Health & Life
Do you know why vacation time is so important? Here are
4 things vacation does to improve your health & life!
I bet you can't come up with all 4! Take a minute and write
down what you think the 4 benefits of vacation are and see
if you are correct!
When we are young, vacation for most implies a
schedule filled with adventure, fun and "me" time. We dream
about vacation for weeks. We can hardly wait. When the day
arrives, we say goodbye to work, or school and hello to fun
and exhale an exhilarated sigh of "Ahhhh....Vacation!"
As the pressure of life grows, it becomes easy to lose sight of
the purpose for vacation and let our lives get out of balance.
What motivates you now to take vacation time?
Here are some real benefits based on research.
Vacations may help you live longer - A study by the State
University of New York at Oswego that surveyed 12,000 men
between ages 35 and 57, found that men who go on vacation
every year reduce their overall risk of death by 20%. The
Framington Heart Study indicates women who regularly take
time off have a 50% lower risk for heart attack.
Vacations can raise energy levels - Experts from the
University of Pittsburgh and Radboud University both
said that people had more energy and felt more satisfied with
life on vacation.
Vacation free your mind -The author of " How To Succeed In
Business..."Robert Kriegel says that many workers get their
best ideas away from work and Los Angeles
psychologist, Robert Butterworth told ABC, "The break will
allow you to refresh your brain cells."
Vacations can strengthen relationships -A Wisconsin
Medical Journal published findings that women who take two
or more vacations a year are less likely to be depressed, tired,
or unhappy with their marriage.
Sorry guys... I guess you better take that special girl on a
few more vacations!
If you still believe you can't take a vacation and there is too
much at stake, in one way, you are right. There is too much at
stake: The toll on your long term vitality, health and energy.
Stress affects everyone differently. It is well documented that
high levels of stress can contribute to heart disease, cancer,
digestive issues and sleep deprivation. Stress can elevate
cortisol levels and reduce the strength of your immune system.
You have the choice. What's your vacation motivation going to
be? Go ahead, adjust your lifestyle and take a vacation.
You deserve it!
You can also read our "Vacation Motivation" newsletter here
Recommended Vacation Reading: The 100 Year Lifestyle
Second Edition, available now on Amazon.com
References from www.businessinsider.com and from www.prevention.com
This article is provided by Kelowna Family Chiro
your 100 Year Lifestyle Affiliate Chiropractor in Kelowna BC
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