4 Health Benefits of Taking a Vacation

health benefits of vacation

4 Health Benefits of Taking a Vacation

Everyone loves going on vacation. It doesn’t matter if you head to the beaches of the Bahamas, go to Cuba, spend some time traveling across Europe, or just take a week off work to decompress in your house. Vacations are a vital part of life. Therefore, there are certain health benefits of vacation.

In other words, they can even improve your health.

We’re not joking. Getting away from it all offers a number of tangible health benefits. We’ve put together a list of the four most important below. Check them out and contact us today to schedule your one-of-a-kind Miami yacht vacation!

Reduce Your Stress

This one is kind of a no brainer: vacations help lower stress levels. Think about what you do on a normal vacation. You sleep late, eat healthy (or not!), explore new destinations, don’t follow any set schedule, spend quality time with friends or a significant other, and more.

All of these activities, or lack of activities, help you decompress. They also help alleviate the effects of stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine. The result? Lower stress levels and a happier you.

There’s one important stress produced we need to highlight here – timeshare scams. These are super prevalent in popular vacation destinations like South Florida and the Bahamas. Cutthroat salespeople will trick visitors into a “free dinner” and pitch them endlessly on timeshare. They’ll lie nonstop until they get a signature. If you’ve found yourself the victim of a timeshare scam, and want to get out of your timeshare in Florida, you can contact Primo Management Group for help.

Help You Become More Productive

Being productive at work is great, but it takes sustained levels of concentration. Day after day, week after week, this can wear on you. Taking a vacation helps to reset this concentration clock.

A professional services company conducted a study where they gave employees additional paid off. The results? Employees’ annual performance ratings rose 8% for every ten hours of vacation time they took.

So, take that vacation, have the time of your life, and come back to work ready to take no prisoners.

Prevent Heart Disease

Did you know that multiple studies have been conducted on the connection between cardiovascular health and vacations? It sounds strange, but it’s 100% true.

The American Medical Foundation found that men who took annual vacations were 32% less likely to die of heart disease. Framingham Heart Study found that women who took infrequent vacations (six years or less) were eight times more likely to develop heart disease.  

Want to supercharge your heart health? Then take a vacation that involves physical activity. Sure, taking a week to sit on the couch can be great…but what about a week of jet skiing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and more? We thought so.

Improve Your Relationships

Vacations offer a time to reset personal, familial, and work stress. Not only does this result in a healthier you, but it also improves your relationships with just about everyone around you.

This is especially true for families. Taking a family vacation allows you to have a shared experience of relaxation, bonding, and communication. These, in turn, strengthen bonds and improve relationships.

While those are the top four health benefits of taking a vacation, there are a lot of others. In fact, vacations can help you sleep better, offer a chance to get away from your smartphone addiction, and even help put your life in greater perspective.

The result is a healthier, happier, smarter, more productive, and just all around better you. Sounds good? Then contact The Advantaged today to plan your next vacation in sunny South Florida.