Take a Hol­i­day

Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - WELLNESS -

HEART HEALTH

Women who took a hol­i­day once ev­ery six years or less were al­most eight times as likely to de­velop coro­nary artery dis­ease or have a heart at­tack as those who took time off at least twice a year, re­searchers for the Fram­ing­ham Heart Study in the US found. And a re­cent Amer­i­can Psy­cho­log­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion sur­vey found that peo­ple who con­stantly checked their work e-mail on their days off had sig­nif­i­cantly more stress – which is also bad for the heart – than those who did not. To make an even big­ger move to­wards well­ness, try a fit­ness hol­i­day.

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