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Posted December 02, 2019 by Renee Fierro, LPCCs, Director, Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Americans are often overstressed and overworked, and it’s no wonder – not all Americans have the luxury of paid time off, and even those who do generally don’t take all of it. According to research, more than one in 10 Americans say they plan to take a quarter or less of their vacation days in 2019.
There are many studies that suggest taking time off is beneficial to your mental, physical and overall health and that people who take vacations have lower stress, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life and more motivation to achieve goals. Here are some benefits from taking time off of work:
Taking time away from the stresses of work is good for you both physically and mentally. It can give you the break you need to come back to your daily life refreshed and ready to take on whatever comes your way.
The fact is, your mental health is just as important as your physical health and we at Summa Health Behavioral Health Institute are here to help you stay healthy in a holistic and complete way. Talk to your primary care physician and check in with them on a regular basis to continue finding new ways to keep your body and mind healthy each and every day.