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Vacation can be good for you — if it’s done right

Staff WriterMay 24, 2019

AmericanHeartAssociationNews

Need another reason to take that vacation? It’s probably good for your heart and mind.

Research over the years has suggested that holidays — and breaking away from a stressful daily routine — reap more than just scenic photos and souvenirs.

One of the most-cited studies, the Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial published in 2000, tracked middle-aged men for nine years and concluded those who had taken more annual vacations were less likely to die from cardiovascular causes, including heart attacks. Other surveys and studies have linked vacations to less depression, decreased stress and better overall well-being.

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