But First: Vacay

But First: Vacay

According to a new study, people who take more vacations have a lower risk of heart disease. How often do you go on vacay?

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Total Votes : 30

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Great news for all you frequent vacationers! Recent research published in the New York Times was done by Syracuse University where 60 subjects were interviewed about their vacation habits and affirms that people who vacation has a lower risk of heart disease.

The research was conducted by lead author and assistant professor of public health at Syracuse’s Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics Bryce Hruska who stated, “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.” The research evaluated whether the subjects has metabolic syndrome, which includes measurements of waist circumference, blood pressure, triglyceride level, HDL cholesterol and glucose level.

Participants were also asked to rate their vacation on different levels which included asking the length, the location, financial burden, and the level of disengagement from work. The main focus for Hruska was to see how much stress each participant was in, as stress can play a key role in cardiovascular disease. The research found that when asked about their stress level while traveling, many travelers expressed a low margin.

“Stress incurred from traveling, spending money and providing childcare while vacationing was rated low.” “Importantly, one of the most commonly reported activities occurring during vacations were social activities such as spending time with family or sharing a meal with friends,” the study concluded.

Hruska goes on to announce that, “If someone is doing more vacationing they can actually decrease their risk for cardiovascular disease.” Co-authors Sarah D. Pressman, Kestutis Bendinskas and Brooks B. Gump, further discovered that participants metabolic syndrome decreased 24% with each additional vacation taken.

With these findings, you might want to think twice about skipping your vacation days.


Here’s how people on the Zip app are weighing in on this all over the country!

According to a new study, people who take more vacations have a lower risk of heart disease. How often do you go on vacay?

Totals
76% Like once a year
24% Every few months
Males
76% Like once a year
24% Every few months
Females
81% Like once a year
19% Every few months

Like once a year

Every few months


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