Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigor. Seneca
The Miller family has three kinds of family vacations: active, active and active.
I’m sure that’s no surprise, considering my vocation and dedication to healthy living. What may be a surprise is that, even though we’re Floridians, snow sports are a family favorite.
We recently had a great time in Vermont enjoying the novel sensation of snowy weather, bundling up like Ralphie’s little brother and shushing down the slopes.
We weren’t the only ones enjoying the mountain as a family. It was great to see families with kids of all ages – from youngsters like ours making their way down
the bunny slope to young adults tackling advanced runs – all participating as a unit and loving the healthy activity. Taking a break from the routine and enjoying
“an extended period of recreation, especially one spent away from home or in traveling” (a fancy way of saying “vacation”) has benefits beyond the obvious.
o An annual vacation can cut a person’s risk of heart attack by 50 percent.
o Blood pressure, heart rate, and levels of epinephrine – a stress hormone – decline on holidays of only one or two days.
o Travelers rate their overall health one full point higher (on a scale of 1 to 5) while on vacation. They also get three times more deep sleep after their vacation and sleep almost 20 minutes longer after their vacation.
o Leisure has been found to contribute to overall well-being by helping people maintain both their physical and mental health.
Even the anticipation of vacation travel generates an increase in positive feelings
about one’s life as a whole, including family, finances, and health!
Summer will be here before we know it. If you’re thinking about or are already planning an active family vacation we can give you some tips on how to prep each family member, no matter what their age or physical fitness level, in order to minimize the risk of injury.
Give us a call, and we’ll get you set for a bon voyage!
Keep pushing to stay healthy -
Scott & the Miller PT Team
Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont operates year-round.
Check out the website for information on active family getaways whether you decide to go for summer fun or are looking to experience the mountain in all its winter glory.http://www.stratton.com/
Need some more reasons to start actively vacationing? Click here to learn about the mental benefits, too.
Miller Physical Therapy is committed to providing its patients with the professionalism, kindness, and encouragement they deserve as they make their way towards full recovery.
Make contact with us to learn more about a program custom-designed to your needs. Each body and every injury is unique. Your physical therapy program should be no exception. We look forward to playing our part as you reach your goal of physical wellness.
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