A study published in the Psychology & Health journal has revealed that people took, on average, five vacations in the last 12 months, with most reporting a positive set of feedback after their break.
For example, in many, their metabolic symptoms met decreased after a break away and with every holiday away, the "risk for metabolic syndrome decreased by nearly a quarter" for the candidates.
Its researchers wrote in the conclusion to their findings: "Over the past 12 months, participants took approximately five vacations and used about 2 weeks of their paid vacation days. Participants rated vacations positively, expressing low levels of travel-, childcare- and financial burden-related stress. As vacation episodes increased, metabolic syndrome incidence and number of metabolic symptoms met decreased. Notably, risk for metabolic syndrome decreased by nearly a quarter with each additional vacation taken by participants. Overall, vacations are experienced as positive events. This positive subjective experience may translate into physical health benefits given that vacation frequency may protect against metabolic syndrome and symptoms."