A healthy, happy, life begins with lifestyle. This is typically understood to include diet, exercise, hydration, and stress reduction. In fact, studies have proven that adequate sleep is just as important as diet and exercise for our health and well-being and may help reduce our waistline.
The body has two adrenal glands, one on top of each kidney. These two small glands are responsible for producing a multitude of hormones. When it comes to sleep, we concentrate on the hormone cortisol. Cortisol, which helps regulate metabolism and supports the body in times of stress, is produced in the outer part of the adrenal gland known as the adrenal cortex
Vacations are all about recharging your batteries. Take time for yourself and you’ll reap a wide array of benefits. Studies show people who take vacations have increased productivity, stronger morale in the workplace, greater satisfaction at work and are more likely to stay at their job.
Still not convinced? One study published by the American Medical Association found men who took frequent annual vacations were 32 percent less likely to die from heart disease than those who skipped their vacations.