Health Benefits of Relaxing Weekend Getaways

December 19th, 2012 Fontenay Terrace Motel

Most people will take a big vacation every few years or so, depending on what they can afford or schedule. However, our daily lives and forty-hour workweek are unnatural to our bodies and we need rest far more often than we give it to ourselves.



Relaxing Weekend Getaways and Stress Reducers

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While long vacations are enjoyable, other getaways and events help in your de-stressing process. Think of a weekend getaway for example. They cost less and require less time away from home, making weekend escapes possible several times a year. This is exactly what your body needs and craves.


Big vacations often consist of sightseeing, partying, and engaging in sports, while weekend getaways act as more of an escape from the pressures of daily life.


Several weekend getaways a year will not only improve your mental health, but physical as well. Studies continuously link heart disease and cardiac arrest to patients with unresolved stress.


When you return to your daily life, you return with a newly found appreciation for your home and job. Not to mention, you return feeling completely rejuvenated and will likely perform better at your job.


“Man confuses me. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” –Anonymous


Post by David Reed of Fontenay Terrace 

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One Comment on “Health Benefits of Relaxing Weekend Getaways”

  1. 1 Estella said at 11:06 pm on April 5th, 2013:

    I love Portland! I went last year with my Dad on a random day trip and it steatrd to rain on the way up. All of sudden we were in hurricane type weather. Your day looks much more lovely! I’m glad you enjoyed a little R&R!

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