Vacations are no longer a luxury only the wealthy can afford—everyone can and should be taking vacations every year. Aside from being fun and exciting, research has exposed several links to taking a vacation and living a happy, healthy, well-balanced life! The strong implications vacations have on family life are also very clear. All reasons why Bluegreen Vacations exists, to make vacationing easier, more affordable and more enjoyable!
Vacations are Good for Your Health
By taking a break and allowing yourself to recover, you will see amazing benefits to your overall physical and mental wellbeing—reduced stress, improved sleep, healthier heart, happier disposition, improved intellectual function and cognition, etc. Did you know that you are at a higher risk of heart disease just by going one year without taking a vacation? This alone is proof that the power of vacation is simply invaluable.
- Relieves Stress
- Improves Sleep
- Reduces Heart Attacks
- Enhances Mental Health
- Develops Cognition
- Sparks Creativity
- Increases Productivity
- Lengthens Lifespan
Several studies have shown a direct link between stress and health conditions such as headaches, cancer and various types of infections.
Lack of stress while on vacation leads to a better, more productive sleep, which can affect your mood and can be instrumental in overall health.
Men who vacation are 32% less likely to develop heart disease. For women, it’s 53% reduction in heart attack risk.
Research has found a positive relationship between vacations and improved intellectual function.
Vacations introduce your brain to new challenges, which significantly improves cognition.
Vacations provide a fresh perspective for problem solving, which can help spark creativity in your both your personal and professional life.
34% of American workers say they are more productive at work after a vacation.
Vitamin D from sunshine is renowned for maintaining healthy bones, but it’s also essential for nervous system functionality and longevity. And when combined with the rest and relaxation that you get from vacations, vitamin D synthesis packs an even healthier punch. Even spending as little as 5-15 minutes outdoors in the sun can provide the needed benefits for overall health. And the best part—the sun is free!
Vacations are Good for Your Family
In today’s hectic, fast-paced world, it is not often that families get to spend quality time with each other—an issue made worse by the fact that people are taking less and less vacation time every year. And although most of us remember family vacations with great fondness and warmth, we still don’t take enough of them. If we did, the family as a whole would reap some significant benefits.
- Creating Memories
- Expanding Perspective
- Learning Life Skills
- Enriching Relationships
- Reinforcing Love & Support
Memories are the glue that binds us together. And some of the best and most unforgettable memories often occur while on vacation. As you enjoy unspoiled time with your family, you get to truly relax and bond over shared experiences that you’ll remember forever—your child’s first time seeing the ocean, late night charades with the family, the excitement of trying something new.
Getting outside of our comfort zone and beyond familiar surroundings makes us more resilient and helps us build character, not to mention that traveling can make us realize that there is a huge world beyond our city limits. Navigating a new city, experiencing a foreign country, tasting different foods will expand our horizons, give us something to talk about, and can help us become more accepting of different perspectives.
Being with the family isn’t always going to be sunshine and roses. There are always going to be issues that arise—be it sibling rivalry, differing opinions, who was the first to call “shotgun”, etc. However, when you are forced to be around one another, you instinctively learn how to share (time, games, space), make compromises, overcome challenges and obstacles, and ultimately appreciate one another.
Through traditions and rituals, such as vacations, any relationship can be enriched. More often than not, a change in scenery is exactly what you need to spark conversation, laughter and an all-around slower pace—the perfect ingredients for family bonding and happiness. Vacation can provide an opportunity to talk with one another, learn new skills or discover new interests—all of which strengthens the family foundation.
Spending time together as a family provides children with feelings of love, support and safety, which are key components for thriving in today’s world. Children who witness their parents and grandparents having fun, laughing and enjoying life together learn valuable lessons about life.
How Bluegreen Vacations Can Improve the Quality of Your Vacations
With Bluegreen Vacations, the sky’s the limit! They can lead you to practically any vacation experience you’ve ever imagined—beaches, cityscapes, deserts, family fun, food and wine, gaming, golf, the great outdoors, historical, island, lake, winter sports and more. Bluegreen also has access to an exchange network of more than 4,000 resorts and other vacation experiences worldwide such as cruises and hotel stays. Talk about a lifetime of adventure! You can discover more about the benefits Bluegreen timeshares while enjoying a family vacation of your own. Visit bluegreengetaways.com today to learn more!
Share Happiness with Bluegreen
Bluegreen Vacations believes in the power of vacation… that vacations make people happier by sharing time together and creating memories to last a lifetime. And they constantly aspire to fulfill their purpose of ‘share happiness’ by providing choice, flexibility and quality through their unique vacation ownership program—the Bluegreen Vacation Club.
- Choice—Enjoy the choice of a nearly endless array of resorts, destinations and experiences.
- Flexibility—take vacations that suit your schedule and interests with the flexibility you need to craft the vacation of your dreams.
- Quality—From the unique resorts to the pride and care given by every Bluegreen Vacations associate, you’ll come to appreciate the quality of a Bluegreen vacation.
Time to Say “Bye” to Being a No-Vacation Nation!
Americans earn fewer vacations days than people in most countries, but still leave 2 days unused on average. With all the remarkable benefits vacations provide, it’s important to take advantage of your time off. And lucky for you, happiness doesn’t have an expiration date!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your family, pack your bags and head out on another great family vacation!