Not taking your annual leave? Your heart is taking a big risk

Not taking your annual leave? Your heart is taking a big risk

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A new study has linked annual holidays to decreased risks of heart attack and depression and even the promotion of brain health, says the LA Times.

In a study conducted by the Global Commission on Aging and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, they found that:

  • Women who take vacations only once every six years or less are at significantly higher risk of heart attack than women who vacation twice a year.
  • Men who don’t take use their leave to travel have have about 30% greater risk of death from heart disease.
  • The moment you go on holiday, your stress drops significantly even after a day or two.

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