Vacation? How your Health may be at Risk
The movement to better our lives and the lives of our families by getting more exercise, improving the nutrition of our meals, and learning how to balance our hectic lives gains in popularity with each passing year. But the one aspect that still falls woefully short is giving ourselves – our bodies, our minds, and our spirits – the rest and respite we need for real health.
Study after study shows what we intuitively know is right – that vacations are necessary for our health, pure and simple. People who don’t take vacations, the studies show, are many times more likely to develop coronary disease, have heart attacks, develop diabetes, and have fitful sleeping patterns. Does this sound like good life management to you?
Vacations offer the perfect opportunities to take care of whatever ails you. For example, if you have a sedentary job, physical activity might be just what you need. Go to a resort that offers an active vacation, such as beach destinations where you can snorkel, swim, parasail, and dive. Have fun and get back into shape at the same time.
Many resorts offer tennis, golf, volleyball, basketball, and even such activities as softball and bocce ball tournaments. How about skiing? Shushing down a mountain slope is invigorating and gets you out into that embracing mountain air.
Maybe you are suffering from burnout and need pure relaxation. Try hidden getaways in mountain retreats such as the Great Smokey Mountains, the Catskills, or beautiful Lake Tahoe; or wonderful sand beaches where you can lay beside splashing waves (try Hawaii) or sway in a hammock (maybe Key Largo).
With these kinds of vacations the cares of your world are sure to melt away and you’ll feel relaxed and pampered.
If you need a real break from reality – head to California for fun at Disneyland, or to Orlando for Walt Disney World, Sea World, and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. At each of these theme parks your one and only job – is to have fun.
Although the best way to take a real break is to leave your Blackberry, lap top, and cell phone at home, a vacation of any kind is better than none at all. Follow through on your best intentions for positively managing your life, and include that vital vacation in your Lifestyle Management plans. Consider budget-friendly timeshare rentals as the way to afford the vacation you need.
About the Author: Alice Perkins is a timeshare travel blogger for RedWeek.com, the largest online market place for timeshare rentals, where vacationers can find luxury accommodations for less than the cost of a typical hotel room.