5 reasons you should take a summer vacation

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It's easy to come up with reasons NOT to take your summer vacation, but click through to learn the 5 reasons why you should!

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1. It's good for your health.

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A study in 2000 showed that men aged 35-57 who took regular vacations were at a much lower risk for coronary heart disease than those who didn't.

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2. You'll have more energy when you get back.

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Research from the University of Pittsburgh and Radboud University showed that upon returning from a vacation, people had more energy in their everyday lives.

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3. It's good for your relationship.

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A Wisconsin Medical Journal study found that women who took vacations were happier in their marriages and less likely to be depressed.

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4. It's great for your career.

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According to The Huffington Post, "well-rested brains are often more creative and insightful at the workplace."

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5. You'll be happier overall.

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National Geographic says that the more time you spend relaxing and doing things you love, the happier you will be in life in general.

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Sure, you can think of a million reasons NOT to take a vacation, but here are five reasons why you absolutely should. Did you know that taking a summer vacation can actually help you live longer?

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12 PHOTOS
5 reasons you should take a summer vacation
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5 reasons you should take a summer vacation

It's easy to come up with reasons NOT to take your summer vacation, but click through to learn the 5 reasons why you should!

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1. It's good for your health.

(Photo via Getty)

A study in 2000 showed that men aged 35-57 who took regular vacations were at a much lower risk for coronary heart disease than those who didn't.

(Photo via Getty)

2. You'll have more energy when you get back.

(Photo via Getty)

Research from the University of Pittsburgh and Radboud University showed that upon returning from a vacation, people had more energy in their everyday lives.

(Photo via Getty)

3. It's good for your relationship.

(Photo via Getty)

A Wisconsin Medical Journal study found that women who took vacations were happier in their marriages and less likely to be depressed.

(Photo via Getty)

4. It's great for your career.

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According to The Huffington Post, "well-rested brains are often more creative and insightful at the workplace."

(Photo via Getty)

5. You'll be happier overall.

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National Geographic says that the more time you spend relaxing and doing things you love, the happier you will be in life in general.

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