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.
“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.”
The study is published in the journal Psychology and Health.
Video Credit: Syracuse University