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It’s summer vacation time, and there is a solid, body of medical evidence that suggests vacations are indeed good for one’s health. For instance, the famed Framingham Heart Study found that women who took a vacation once every six years or less were nearly eight times more likely to develop coronary heart disease or have a heart attack than those who took at least two vacations a year. Another study of 12,000 men at high risk for coronary heart disease found that those who failed to take annual vacations were 32 percent more likely to die of a heart attack.

But is there medical evidence specifically for “wellness vacations”? Yes.
Read more to find out which vacation components lead to the most positive health outcomes.

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  1. Having just presented on the importance of vacations to health and well-being in NYC this past month alongside of the US Travel Association, MasterCard, GoDaddy & Peter Shankman to name a few, here are a couple of articles, posts & resources that you may find helpful. This is a topic Wellness Tourism Worldwide has researched and presented since 2012. I also sit on an advisory board that seeks to legislate vacation benefits in the United States.
    http://azbigmedia.com/scottsdale-living-magazine/healthy-living/wellness-travel-necessity-improve-health
    http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com/blog/lack-of-vacation-time-in-the-us-places-wellness-travel-front-and-center
    http://www.wellnesstourismworldwide.com/blog/why-vacations-are-good-for-health-happiness-can-even-help-you-get-a-raise
    Our reports are listed on the Global Wellness Institutes website under research and there are a number of free infographic downloads on our website.

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