Why Vacations are an Important Part of a Healthy Lifestyle

Between a busy work schedule and hectic family life, it can be easy to let vacation planning all by the wayside. With a mountain of deadlines, responsibilities and obligations, finding the time to get away may be the least of your concerns. Depending on the position, most people are given a certain number of vacation days per year but people don’t always use them—in 2004, a US study found that 51% of people didn’t take all of their vacation days, and 15% didn’t take any vacation days at all. Here are just a few of the reasons why vacations are an important part of a healthy lifestyle.

Vacations Improve Your Physical, Mental and Emotional Health

Chronic stress from long periods of work can have a negative impact on your health. Your immune system can suffer when you’re overworked, making it difficult for your body to fend off illnesses. Taking some time away from your work so that you can rest your body and mind can greatly improve your physical and emotional well-being.

A Getaway Can Increase Productivity

This may seem counterintuitive, but taking vacation time actually helps to increase your workplace productivity. Employees who take vacations experience lower workplace stress and burnout rates, and their absentee rates are generally lower as well. A vacation is good way to renew your spirits so you can go back to your job ready to work.

If you’re planning a getaway this spring or summer, book a stay with us at The Bruce Anchor. Located on the harbour of the Bruce Peninsula, we have beautiful luxury amenities with breathtaking views of one of Ontario’s largest bodies of water. We offer glass-bottom boat cruises so you can see all the wildlife and dozens of historically preserved shipwrecks up-close and personal. For more information about our vacation package deals and to book your stay, contact us today at The Bruce Anchor.

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