Some of us don’t need any convincing to get in the car and go on vacation. Others of us are a bit more skeptical. We get it; sometimes the planning and the stress of going away just leaves you feeling like you need… well… a vacation from your vacation.

However, did you know that there are actual health benefits to going on vacation? It’s true! Today we’re going to share a couple of the top health benefits of vacations. (You might want to have your suitcase standing by!)


Improved Performance & Enhanced Creativity

You read that right – improved performance AND enhanced creativity. This is especially true if your vacation is spent outside! Performance and creativity-related benefits from spending time off in the great outdoors include:

  • Increased focus
  • Decreased impulsivity
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Improved sense of self
  • More grounded and calm

At Edenwood Ranch and Preserve, we’ve got 500 acres of opportunity to improve your performance and enhance your creativity. When you stay with us you get the added health bonus of incredible sleep, too, as one of the top cabin getaways in Wisconsin. It’s just what the doctor ordered!


Heart Health Booster

Speaking of doctor’s orders – Did you know that vacations are good for your cardiovascular health? When you make it a priority to get out of the office and spend some time in the sun, vacations allow you to:

  • Get your daily dose of Vitamin D
  • Get physical exercise exploring a new environment
  • Limit stress, which helps prevent heart disease
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Maintain a healthy weight which reduces strain on your heart

It’s also a great metaphorical heart health booster. Because vacations typically include so many warm and fuzzy memory-making moments, it’s a natural happy heart activity. You will have the opportunity to improve your relationships with loved ones, practice gratitude, and experience more carefree joy.


Prevent Burnout

Work-life balance is easy to shrug off as unimportant but it’s actually more critical than most people realize. For example, one of the top causes of burnout is not having a healthy work-life balance. Signs of burnout include:

  • Excessive cynicism
  • Emotional detachment
  • Lack of energy and/or satisfaction
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Increased irritability

To combat the symptoms of burnout, experts recommend incorporating more relaxation, mindfulness, exercise and spending time with healthy social connections. That sounds like the textbook definition of a vacation to us! Come reinvent your work-life balance on a private vacation here at Edenwood.


Long Term Benefits

When thinking about the health benefits of vacations, it’s good to consider not just the immediate impact but also the long-term benefit. Unfortunately, according to a recent survey, 24% of working adults reported an immediate decrease in the positive effects of vacation once they return to work. That means vacations must be more than just a once-a-year event.

To increase the longevity of these incredible health benefits, consider making vacations more integrated into your everyday life. For example:

  • A daily nature hike vacation – spend time in nature for 20 minutes a day either before/after work or during your lunch break.
  • A once-a-week “movie night” vacation – rent or stream something nostalgic and fun.
  • A once-a-month getaway vacation – stay at a nearby hotel or B&B to give you a change of scenery and something to look forward to.
  • A quarterly or bi-annual retreat – book a 4 day stay at Edenwood to promote family, friendship, celebrate a special event or just because!
  • The big annual family reunion – Grandma says it’s important. Who are we to argue!

You get the idea. When vacation becomes more of an integrated, consistent part of our everyday life, the long-term health benefits stick around, too.


Cabin Getaways in Wisconsin

Whether it’s for your health, to get your annual family hunting trip in, or to celebrate your 50th wedding anniversary, Edenwood is the place to be. Come enjoy spending time in nature with your loved ones! Get in touch today to book your next healthy habit.