A new study suggests that workers who vacation more are less likely to suffer from chronic diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and anxiety.
“Traveling provides our minds with time to relax and heal, easing worries and anxiety and improving mood,” says Dr. Kristin McKitsh.
A study tracked 63 workers over a year and how much paid time off they received. It found that the more time the workers took off, the less they suffered from metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a group of five conditions that lead to chronic diseases. The study also found that employees who took up to 11 days off were more likely to get bonuses and raises compared to those who didn’t. Vacations, especially in other countries, can boost one’s creativity.
Do you think you’re a better employee because of vacation?