• Laiken Howard

Taking a Vacation is Good for Your Health

Updated: Jan 18

Improve Your Health by Taking a Vacation

When considering your New Year resolutions, make sure that taking a vacation is one of them. RCI declares January 26th as National Plan for Vacation Day in 2021 and we couldn't agree more! Taking a vacation is not only fun, it's good for your health too. See what Blue Cross and Blue Shield had to say about vacations and your health:

"Taking time off from work and your daily routine to enjoy a vacation is actually good for your health, and some people tend to ignore vacations when they think about the positive factors that help in leading a healthy lifestyle. Reducing your risk of certain health factors, lowering stress and improving job performance are just a few of the major benefits of enjoying time off on your next vacation.

An annual vacation can decrease the risk of heart attack. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), middle-aged men who were at high risk for coronary heart disease who also took frequent vacations over the nine-year study period were 32% less likely to die of heart disease.

Vacations can limit risk of depression and boost relationships. A study by Marshfield Clinic found that the women who took frequent vacations—two or more per year—were less likely to become depressed and reported greater satisfaction with their marriages than those who didn’t take the time off to relax from life’s daily stressors.

Time away increases performance at work. According to the New York Times, an internal study conducted by Ernst and Young in 2006 revealed that employees’ year-end performance ratings improved significantly—by eight percent—for every 10 additional hours of vacation they took that year."

Plan For Vacation Day

We think it's time for you to claim your vacation days! According to RCI, "Fifty-two percent of workers who say they set aside time each year to plan their vacation actually use all of their time, while only 40 percent of those who don't plan in advance use all their PTO. To encourage workers to plan, Project: Time Off created National Plan for Vacation Day." This was created to help you plan the vacation you deserve.

video source: https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/time-and-vacation-usage

Take a Dose of Vacation at Grand Palms Resort

Want to be healthy? Several studies show that taking a vacation can boost your health. Read this blog article to see even more ways that a vacation can improve your health. Grand Palms Resort has plenty to help you enjoy a healthy and happy vacation. We offer several amenities including workout, fitness and aerobics classes, a fully-equipped gym, swimming pools, steam rooms and saunas, and our Mother Earth Day Spa.

Workout and Aerobics Classes. With loads of fun workout classes there's something to do every day of the week! There are water aerobics courses including lap swimming, Aqua Fit, Cardio Currents, Aquacise and H2O Flow. We also offer fitness options such as body sculpt, Zumba, hatha yoga, body blast and active aging. Click here to see our class schedule and details.

Fully-equipped gym. For the ultimate, calorie-burning workout, visit Grand Palms Resort’s state-of-the-art gym & fitness center. Boasting one of the largest weight rooms in Myrtle Beach, it’s equipped with a full range of universal and free weights plus the latest True and Life Fitness cardiovascular machines.

Indoor and Outdoor Pool. Discover the fun and relaxing atmosphere of the heated indoor pool. Swim laps, play or bask in the sauna, steam room or whirlpool. Featuring a retractable roof, you’ll love how you feel when you’re here any time of the year. Cool off in our relaxing outdoor pool, one of the largest pools in Myrtle Beach. It’s a Mecca for swimmers and sun-worshippers alike with luxurious lounge chairs on the deck. Lush plants surround the pool providing a private paradise. A children’s splash pool and a whirlpool are also available.

Lazy River. Luxuriate with toes in the water as you drift along the 300 ft. lazy river in an inner tube. You may decide to spend your entire vacation here as all your worries simply seem to float away! And while you’re enjoying your relaxing lazy river ride, A zero-entry pool and splash deck including the popular barrel dump will delight the kids all day!

Mother Earth Day Spa. With therapeutic massages available on-site at our Mother Earth Day Spa, you’ll relax, exhale and breathe even easier, while taking in the natural aromas of eucalyptus or sweet lavender. Revitalize your mind, body and soul with a wide selection of spa treatments such as hot stone massage, reflexology, couples massage, pregnancy massage, facials, spray tanning and more.

Complimentary Shuttle Bus. No need to worry about traffic or parking. Complimentary shuttles provide stress-free access to nearby Surfside Beach Pier. In the off-season, shuttles add routes to Myrtle Beach shopping and other Grand Strand venues for your convenience. See full schedule in our Welcome Magazine.

Plan Your Vacation at Your Favorite Destination

If getting healthier is your goal, go ahead and take some time off. Grand Palms Resort has everything you need to have an exceptional vacation to help boost your health. To reserve your stay, call 1-888-913-4477 and one of our friendly Reservation Specialists will love to help you plan your next vacation with us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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