Why vacations are good for your heart

Going on a vacation can lower the risk of developing a heart disease risk, scientists say. While there has been much anecdotal evidence about the benefits of taking a vacation from work, researchers reveal the benefits of a vacation for our heart health.
“What we found is that people who vacation more frequently in the past 12 months have a lowered risk for metabolic syndrome and metabolic symptoms,” said Bryce Hruska, an assistant professor Syracuse University. “Metabolic syndrome is a collection of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. If you have more of them you are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease,” scientists said.
“This is important because we are actually seeing a reduction in the risk for cardiovascular disease the more vacationing a person does. Because metabolic symptoms are modifiable, it means they can change or be eliminated,” he said.