Women's Health (UK) - - CONTENTS -

Your ex­cuse to jet off this Christ­mas

You pack up work for Christ­mas and are im­me­di­ately hit with a sore throat and runny nose. Sod’s law. Well, here’s a cure we can all get be­hind: jet off to the sun for six days. A study in Trans­la­tional Psy­chi­a­try found a break will bol­ster your im­mune sys­tem for at least a month after you re­turn. Switch­ing to ‘hol­i­day mode’ trig­gers ge­netic changes that re­duce stress and rein­vig­o­rate your body’s de­fences. Book one of th­ese and you’ll be set till Jan­uary:

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