Summer is the prime vacation season, and many people treasure their vacation time and look forward to getting away from work.
In a new study, researchers confirmed a new health benefit of vacation: it is good for people’s heart health.
The research was conducted by a team from Syracuse University.
Previous research has shown the benefits of taking a vacation from work, but the health benefits to heart health have been unclear.
In the study, the team found that people who vacation more frequently in the past 12 months have a lowered risk for metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol.
If people have more of them they are at higher risk of heart disease.
The new finding shows a reduction in the risk of heart disease in people who take more vacations.
The result suggests that a person can reduce their metabolic symptoms, and therefore their risk of cardiovascular disease, simply by going on vacation.
Future work needs to learn why vacations are beneficial for heart health, but at this point, it is important for people to use the vacation time that is available to them.
The authors say that vacation time is available to nearly 80% of full-time employees, but fewer than half utilize all the time available to them.
If people use more of this benefit, one that’s already available to them, it would translate into a big health benefit.
The lead authors of the study are professors Bryce Hruska and Brooks Gump.
The study is published in Psychology & Health.
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