by Tanya Thomas on  July 26, 2010 at 9:58 AM Lifestyle News
 Why Vacations Can Work Wonders For Your Life Span
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.

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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