Vacation time benefits heart health Today’s Video of the Day from Syracuse University describes the heart health benefits of taking a vacation from work.
“What we found is that people who vacation more frequently in the past 12 months have a lowered risk for metabolic syndrome and metabolic symptoms,” explained Professor Bryce Hruska. Also as seen above in the video Vacation time benefits heart health for the better. Therefore studies show the postitive outcome on your brain and mental health. Also you see studies showing the affects it takes on your heart health and the healthy benifts it gives to your physcial state.
“Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. If you have more of them you are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease. This is important because we are actually seeing a reduction in the risk for cardiovascular disease the more vacationing a person does. Because metabolic symptoms are modifiable, it means they can change or be eliminated.” We know that stress is a strong contributor to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke, decreased immune defenses, stomach and sleep problems. Mentally, stress not only causes a person to become more irritable, depressed, and anxious, but it can also affect memory which can result in someone making poorer decisions.
The study is published in the journal Psychology and Health.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: Syracuse University