Travel Rx: 5 Health-Related Reasons to Plan that Summer Vacation Now

Inspired by Dawn shares health benefits of travel and encourages healthy travel with the Style Rx designer pill box case

In case you needed any more reason to actually plan and take that summer vacation then how about recent findings that travel is actually good for your health? At Inspired by Dawn we've always believed that travel and health go hand-in-hand but a recent article more definitively makes the link for all of us.

A number of studies are proving that those who make travel a priority experience real improvements in mind, body and spirit. The health highlights include:

  • Reduced heart attack / heart disease risk
  • Less stress
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Increased happiness & satisfaction
  • Lower risk of depression

One of the most fascinating points is the heart health link with travel in the NBC article...

"The study found that women who vacation at least twice a year show a significantly lower risk of suffering a heart attack than those who only travel every six years or so.

The same is true for men. Men who do not take an annual vacation show a 20 percent higher risk of death and 30 percent greater risk of heart disease."

Given the health upside, it's more than time to carve out that vacation. So mark your calendar, submit your time off request and get started planning. Because even the planning gives you a happiness boost! Win-win.

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