Nothing relieves stress quite as effectively as a vacation. Whether you spend a week snorkeling in the Bahamas or simply soaking in a cramped kiddie pool in your backyard, there’s something about getting away from the daily grind that helps to recharge your batteries, lighten your mood and improve your disposition. Even scientists agree that a little R&R is essential to a long and happy life. New studies by the State University of New York at Oswego and the Wisconsin Medical Journal have proven that men who take annual vacations live longer, have healthier relationships and are less likely to become depressed, tense or tired. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to hit the road -- you owe it to yourself and to your health!
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According to a recent Gallup poll, 80% of all American workers say they feel overburdened by stress on the job. Therefore it’s hardly surprising that there are few expressions more common in today's workplace than "I need a vacation." Luckily, AskMen.com can help! Our collection of insightful articles covers everything from affordable vacation destinations to travel bag essentials to the world's most extravagant getaways. We'll even provide you with instruction on how to start a fling on your brief sojourn from home.
Feeling overworked and underappreciated? You might want to pack your bags and head off to Finland, where the country’s employees take an average of 44 days off per year. That’s a far cry from the United States where, according to a new study by Mercer Resources, workers take a mere 25 days off.