It’s time to celebrate for the people who are bitten by the travel bug. Because we are here with another reason that will help you plan a guilt-free trip to your favorite holiday destination.
Apart from soothing, detoxing and reenergizing your soul travel therapy is also good for the health of your heart, a study has revealed.
The study by Syracuse University found that people who travel frequently have a lower risk of heart diseases. The researchers conducted an interview where 60 random people had participated. They were evaluated on the basis of their vacation habits and the symptoms of cardiovascular diseases in the last year. The tests included high measurements of waist circumference, blood pressure, triglyceride level, HDL cholesterol level, and glucose level.
After all the tests and evaluation, the study stated that:
“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. 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.”
This research also revealed that with every additional vacation a person had taken, the symptoms of heart diseases were decreased by 24%.
The study further stated, “One of the important takeaways is that vacation time is available to nearly 80 per cent of full-time employees, but fewer than half utilize all the time available to them. Our research suggests that if people use more of this benefit, one that’s already available to them, it would translate into a tangible health benefit.”
What are you waiting for? Pack your bags, hop on a train and head for a happy, healthy holiday!