Vacations can rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. They can relieve stress and give your body a rest. They also give you the time to slow down, stop, and smell the roses. And everyone needs to do that.
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Stress at work
Stress at work can affect your physical health. According to the American Psychological Association, three fourths of those responding to a poll reported physical symptoms from workplace stress. And half of those polled said they don't take their allotted vacation time because they are too busy. But this type of stress can lead to long-term health problems, just as smoking, alcohol abuse, or overeating can.
Stress can lead to numerous health problems, including:
-Upset stomach and more-severe gastrointestinal problems, such as GERD and colitis
-High blood pressure
-Auto immune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis
-Some forms of cancer