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.

AuthorBeth McGroarty, Director of Research, GWI