Health Benefits of Taking a Vacation

June 4, 2019

Studies show that Americans use fewer vacation days than anywhere else in the developed world. In other words, we work too much, and don’t take enough breaks. Vacations can be great for your mood, your health and even your productivity once you get back. Taking a countryside vacation, or staying at an inn in Ashland, WI, can be one of the most tranquil and refreshing types of vacations of all. If you’re thinking about skipping your next vacation and risking losing those vacation days, read this first and learn about all the benefits of taking a vacation:

  • Reverses effects of stress: Our bodies collect stress like a net collects fish. If we don’t take time to empty the net once in a while, the stress can overflow and become more than we can handle, resulting in us snapping at our families, lashing out at coworkers and mishandling situations we know we could cope with under better circumstances. It’s essential to deal with the stress we feel as it happens and take time away for ourselves to refresh and recharge. A week or two away from work can reverse the buildup of stress and leave us ready to come back and take on more.
  • Improves mental health: It’s not just stress that melts away when you take a vacation, but a whole host of negative effects on mood and brain health. If you feel like you’re running on empty, it’s time to recharge. What better way than visiting an inn in Ashland, WI where you can throw away all your cares (at least for a few days)?
  • Improves heart health: Your physical health, and especially the health of your heart, will be positively improved by taking a vacation. In fact, men who take frequent vacations were found to be 32 percent less likely to die from heart disease than those who skipped annual vacations.
  • Improves your relationships: When relationships become all about business, you lose the closeness and connection you once felt. Even family relationships can become strained if your entire relationship revolves around tasks, chores and survival. Women who take vacations at least twice a year are less likely to be depressed, tense and tired, and are more satisfied with their marriages. Families who vacation together benefit from the shared positive experiences.

If you’re thinking about taking a vacation—and you should be!—consider Second Wind Country Inn. Our inn in Ashland, WI is located minutes away from the South Shore of Lake Superior. Instead of choosing a hustling and bustling city to spend your vacation, truly get away from the stress and planning and scheduling and running around by exploring the natural splendor and intimate setting of rural Ashland, WI. No matter the season, and no matter how long you choose to stay, we promise a peaceful stay, central to beaches, waterfalls and plenty of outdoor activities. Enjoy the rustic elegance, creature comforts and serenity of a 40-acre hobby farm at our bed and breakfast in Ashland, WI. Call today to book your stay!

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