The following is a guest post from Christine Rudolph, a fellow blogger:
Just like we invest in our home’s upkeep, our children’s education, and our retirement plans, vacations have numerous health benefits that can’t be ignored – and are worth investing in as we age. Aside from the known psychological benefits like improved mood and relaxed state of mind, vacations have additional crucial outcomes that are worth considering as we age.
Vacations can help us live longer
In numerous studies on the health effects of frequent vacationing, researchers have found that vacations, as a holistic respite-care experience, can help us live longercrisis-free lives. In one 20 year follow-up study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, assessing long-term outcomes of the Framingham Study of women, researchers found that women who took frequent vacations over several decades were less likely to experience myocardial infarction and coronary death.
Another study of…
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