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No Matter Where You Live, Take a Vacation for Health

By Tom Herrin

It is critically important for people to evaluate their lives in terms of health.  Finding some way to maintain or improve it should be a high priority. Some believe that living in or near a scenic place can be all that they need.  Moving to one of these areas is not always the answer for everything. It seems that everyone can benefit from a vacation. Whether they are experiencing that one time trip that has been years in the planning, or spending time with the family at a nearby campground sleeping in a tent, it doesn’t really matter. The main thing is to do something. It can be great for supporting good health both physical and mental.

Vacations May Save Your Heart

A lot of people are concerned about their heart health.  That is for good reason. Heart problems are far too common.  Lifestyles tend to be the biggest cause. People get far too busy, eat poorly, and fail to exercise enough.  All of this can add up to trouble. Studies have shown that people who take vacations can improve their hearts.  In some, women who skip vacations are known to be much more likely to develop coronary issues than those who take two per year.  Men who take regular vacations are 32 percent less likely to die of a heart attack and 21 percent less likely to die of anything other than age-related problems than those who skip.

Vacations May Improve Mental Functions

When people travel and/or have new experiences, they are challenging their brain to increase activity.  This can help them to be more creative and maintain a higher level of brain activity. Besides helping to avoid dementia, it can help to make them better problem solvers as well as better workers. 

Vacations May Lower Stress

Most of us can benefit from less stress.  A vacation can help us to rid ourselves of some of those things that depress us.  It can also lower some of the stress in our lives. When we are less stressed, we tend to have less illness and have greater resistance.  A brighter outlook can help with our family relations. When we have a more positive outlook, others will enjoy being in our company more.  A vacation is a win for everyone involved.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.


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