Why Vacations Can Work Wonders For Your Life Span

by Tanya Thomas on  July 26, 2010 at 9:58 AM Lifestyle News
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Taking that much needed break from work and regular life can add years to your life, a new study proves.

The new study shows that taking a holiday can also make you a lot happier.
 Why Vacations Can Work Wonders For Your Life Span
Why Vacations Can Work Wonders For Your Life Span

Dr Sebastian Filep, an expert in travel and wellbeing at Victoria University, found that motivations for travel, experiences at the destination and the post-holiday reflection all contributed to the pleasure of a jaunt abroad.

While the first caused positive emotions in the traveller, the second gave them a sense of purpose and the third a sense of involvement - all key ingredients of happiness.

"I see an opportunity for a greater connection between tourism and health where holidays become a more important factor in leading a healthy lifestyle," The Daily Mail quoted Filep as saying.

"Happiness is the opposite of depression. If thinking about a holiday, going on a holiday and remembering a holiday plays a role in making people happy, than I certainly think prescribing holidays or travel could help beat depression," he added.

Source: ANI

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