An Enjoyable Way to Live Longer: The Health Benefits of Taking Vacations

Are you stressed out with all of your responsibilities at home and at the office that it feels like your world is suddenly crushing down on you?

How long has it been since you've been on the golf course or had a massage at your favorite spa?

Maybe its time for you to take a leave of absence, grab a day to unwind or take a vacation.  And the best part of taking a vacation, is it doesn't have to break the bank.  The Global Resorts Network travel club membership allows members to take 7 night resort stays all over the world for pennies on the dollar (literally).

Spend a day or so chilling out and save your self from possible illness caused by stressed.

Did you know that taking regular vacations can make your life healthier and longer.

Close your eyes for a minute and image soft breezes brushing your cheeks and the only music you can hear is the sound of the ocean’s wave crushing on the shore.

How about waking up in a comfortable hotel suite with your breakfast already prepared on your bedside table?

Maybe you simply stay at home but you get up when you’re done sleeping and going to bed when you’re tired.  You find yourself revisiting your hobbies, taking time to read that book you’ve putting off and just relaxing in your casual, around the house lounging clothes.  

But are you aware that these great ways to chill out could not be enjoyable but also health promoting?

Stresses are threats to people’s health that affect the function of the immune system, cardiovascular health, emotional well being and overall quality of life.

Studies have shown vacations can be the ultimate tool to reduce the pressures of everyday life and eliminate stress. It’s been proven that taking vacations could save our lives and brings balance to its personal and financial aspects.

There are evidences that vacations could reduce the chances of heart disease and improve overall health.  According to experts taking a vacation can reduce the risk of dying from coronary heart disease and can help both men and women, live longer and healthier lives.

Based on studies taken, people who take their health seriously should also learn to take vacation time seriously. They should build it into their health regime. 

Throughout the years of studies, vacations have been proven to delay death for both men and women.

Lack of vacation was also discovered to contribute higher chances of heart disease. It was also found out that vacations have restorative effects that can lessen stress and prevent burnout.

There are also fewer rates of dying from coronary heart disease to both men and women that occasionally take time off. In a study conducted by researchers from the State University of New York in Orsweg on 12,338 middle aged men who were at risk of heart disease, it was found out that those who did not take regular vacations were more likely to die over a 9 year period than those who did.

According to researcher Elaine Eaker, middle-aged women who do not usually take vacations have eight times the risk of either having a heart attack or dying of heart disease. She added that the social and psychological aspects of people’s lives are directly related to their physical health.

Everyone can benefit from the positive impact of vacations on health.

In a study conducted by the Families and Work Institute in New York, it was discovered that 55 % of workers who didn’t take all their vacation time experienced high levels of feeling overworked. This shows that workers who take vacations frequently are less likely to develop serious heart problems in the future.

A vacation could lead to limitless possibilities of fun and physical activity. Involving yourself in sports like skiing, windsurfing, or scuba diving, although it might be tiring, offer many healthy benefits. The important thing in having vacations, regardless how active or inactive it may be, is the state of the mind and body. The mind should be at rest and body should be stress-free.  The first step to prevent burnout is to take a leave and break your routine once in a while.

By simply planning a vacation, your emotional and psychological aspect is improved. The excitement that it brings stimulates the imagination, and allows you have something to look forward to. It’s your chance to remove your work hat to play, learn, explore and discover.

Vacations are one way to have bonding and quality time with family, friends, and loved ones. Vacations also enable you to discover new places which awakens your appreciation of things and people that are usually taken for granted. This makes your return to home more inviting.

Good trips many only last a week, but the memories, personal and health benefits that you gain from it have the possibility to last a lifetime.

Happy Travels .... and don't forget to take pictures and scrapbook and journal your travels!)


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About Debbie Turner
Debbie Turner is a full time online entrepreneur and a has been a member of Global Resorts Network member since fall of 2007. For fun she spends time with family, always making memories, scrapbooks, and is crossing things off her bucket list like hot air ballooning over the Colorado Mountains, bicycling across the Golden Gate Bridge, hiking the Grand Canyon, and so many other things.

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