Impact of Holidays on your Health
Impact of Vacations on HealthFor many, vacations are just occasions to enjoy life. You take a break from the humdrum of daily routines to enjoy something different. While the enjoyment value of vacations is known widely, the health benefits they provide might not be so well known. The most obvious benefit is relief from stress. Our daily lives are typically not only humdrum but also stress inducing. We are forced to meet many deadlines, starting from getting up too early to start in time for office. The office environment adds to the stress as we are forced to do things that cause tension and distraction. Vacations allow us to get out of this tense environment. Instead of getting up too early, we can sleep too late. Instead of being at the receiving end of harsh words from a boss, customer or colleague, we can go on long walks along the banks of a serene river flowing in the middle of a forest. The resultant stress relief can be dramatic. Life suddenly takes on a new meaning and you find yourself not only energized but also looking better. Researchers have found that the beneficial effects can last for several weeks even though people returning to work from a vacation might feel otherwise.
There are other specific Health BenefitsThe relief from stress can produce relief from vague aches and other uncomfortable sensations. Lower blood pressure, protection from heart problems and quicker reaction times are specific health benefits that have been attributed to enjoyable breaks from work. A research effort known as the Framingham Heart Study found that the more vacations people took, the longer they lived. The mood changes are clearly noticeable during the vacation. So is the impact of fresh air that fills your lungs with oxygen and clear them of accumulated congestion. The natural sights and sounds all around you in the countryside can prove soothing and comforting. The mind has a powerful impact on body and the pleasant feelings begin to heal the physical and spiritual injuries you might have suffered. Open country also provides great exposure to sunlight. Sunlight has health benefits when the exposure is within limits. For example, it can improve production of vitamin D, which prevents bone breakage and protects against several types of illness. Studies have also found that people who went on vacations are not only healthier but also better educated and more prosperous. However, it could be that the relationship could also be the other way round, i.e. healthier, better educated and prosperous people tended to take more vacations!
Self-Catering Derbyshire Holiday CottagesThe self-catering Derbyshire holiday cottages at Paddock Farmhouse offer an ideal vacation designed to heal your body and mind. Located on spacious grounds among some of the most beautiful parts of the Peak District National Park, the facility can provide you a superb vacation experience. With walking and cycling trails nearby, the facility can help you get plenty of exercise and consequent health benefits while the great scenery all around will have a definite impact on you mind.
Vacations and Family Bonding Think of a typical day. How much quality time does your family spend together? If yours is a typical family, the answer will be very little. Parents go to work, children go to school, and then have to be taken to sports or music or dance classes after school. At the […]Read More
Impact of Vacations on Health For many, vacations are just occasions to enjoy life. You take a break from the humdrum of daily routines to enjoy something different. While the enjoyment value of vacations is known widely, the health benefits they provide might not be so well known. The most obvious benefit is relief from […]Read More