For those of you ‘wanderlust’ folks who just took a vacation and are craving for another one while sitting in their office, we got a news that is gonna make you type ‘another chutti‘ mail to your boss.
According to a new study, people who take frequent vacations have a lower risk of heart disease.
That’s true! The researchers of Syracuse University conducted an interview with 60 odd people to get to know about their vacation habits from the previous year.
They evaluated the people on whether they displayed multiple symptoms associated with cardiovascular problems, including high measurements of waist circumference, blood pressure, triglyceride level, HDL cholesterol level, and glucose level. All these symptoms are known as metabolic symptoms.
After evaluating their subjects, an assistant at the University said,
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 mentioned that with every additional vacation a subject had taken, the symptom was decreased by 24% where the number of vacation taken by each participant was between 0-15.
From this research, the professor also got to know some common facts that we should all adhere to.
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.
BRB, packing our bags for that trip to the beach!