Do you Vacay??
Turns out that as a nation we average approximately 47-hour work weeks, don’t get adequate sleep and experience stress more often than not. A deprivation study showed that the average Americans got 14 vacations and only took 12 of them compared to Europeans who get 22 paid vacation days plus 12 national holidays and they take them! (I’m moving!!)
Here are some reasons why a vacay is the footpath to health and wellness and what the benefits are to taking time off and focusing on fun:
For one, the this a great way to break the stress rut. Just simple relaxation and eliminating brain overload reduces stress hormones and lowers blood pressure. Eliminating work stress helps to make you look and feel younger and healthier. We know that stress is a major contributor to weight gain, so vacay away that stress and the scale may surprise you?
Have a heart…. and take care of yours. Studies also show that your ticker is more likely to have less coronary heart disease for both men and women when taking a vacation.
A family that plays together, stays together. This also holds true for friends. Taking time to get closer to family and/or friends has a positive impact that getaways have by reducing the day-to-day stresses. Connecting with family and friends helps to create a new shared experience which promotes closeness and positive ties that last far after a vacation ends.
In light of the positive impact that a vacation has on wellness, the FSA has planned the “Get Well on VACAY” Event at the Ocean Reef Club on July 24th, to reinforce this positive experience through our association. This event will focus on how vacation tourism + wellness = happiness!
Find your happy place…Getaway for your VACAY
Happy Summer Solstice!
Founder and CEO of FSA