Q: The beneficial health benefits of doing this can last up to weeks. What is it?
A: Taking a vacation.
This finding is also supported by the Jessica de Bloom and her colleagues at Radboud University in the Netherlands, in a paper titled “Vacation (after-) Effects on Employee Health and Well-Being, and the Role of Vacation Activities, Experiences and Sleep“ published in Journal of Happiness Studies. De Bloom studied the effects of long (more than two weeks) vacations and found that people felt less tense and healthier while on vacation, with higher energy levels and more life satisfaction.
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