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Improving wellbeing on holiday 'well worth the money'
Holidays are worth much more to travellers than the money they spend on them in terms of improving mental and physical wellbeing, new research has revealed.
It was found that 84 per cent of British holidaymakers say vacations are worth more to them when it comes to their health than the money they shell out on them.
Four key ways in which indulging in a getaway improves people's lives were identified as enabling them to break out of a routine, offering an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones, putting a fresh perspective on people's lives and allowing them to relax and recharge our batteries.
These elements are so valued by UK holidaymakers that almost a third said every pound they spend on holiday is worth two to four times more to them when it comes to wellbeing, according to the research which was conducted by Kuoni Travel and Nuffield Health.
Furthermore, 21 per cent said it was worth five to seven times more, while more than a quarter went for eight to ten times more and four per cent went as far as to say it was worth over 11 times more.
Other findings from the research include the fact that 67 per cent of respondents said it took them up to four days before they could stop worrying about work issues, and younger adults aged between 16 and 24 were the most likely to worry the longest.
Chris Jones, head of physiology at Nuffield Health, explained: "On a day-to-day basis, our bodies give us subtle physical signals for stress or tiredness that may be caused by our busy modern lives and we all intuitively know that a holiday can help us re-charge our batteries. The fact that two-thirds of people are taking up to four days to switch off maybe an important indicator of how we manage stress from our everyday lives."
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