If you’re still debating whether you’re going to go on vacation or not this year, stop right there.
You need a vacation. Everyone does!
You’ve spent so many hours behind your desk, running after kids, looking after your dog, doing the chores, attending meeting after boring meeting – of course you need a break!
Did you know that a whopping 4 out of 10 Americans don’t use their vacation days?[i]
That’s just crazy, and it’s nearly 50% of the US adult population. It’s no wonder that there are so many people who are depressed, mentally exhausted and on the edge.
It’s vacation time, and everyone needs a break. Whether it’s a beach vacation, a break in your cabin by the lake or a fishing trip, you need this, so it’s time to get packing.
If you’re still not convinced, you need to know this – there are some huge benefits of taking a vacation.
Vacations Make You Fit
We don’t mean that you’re going to be running the next Boston marathon or competing in the IRONMAN Championships, but according to the NY Times (who we consider to be a more than reliable source), taking a vacation can boost your physical health.[ii]
Work is stressful, we all know that, and it can take a serious toll on the heart. Cut your odds of developing heart disease or even worse, having a heart attack and plan your vacation now!
Become More Productive
When you’re tired and stressed, you’re not productive. In fact, the chances are if you haven’t taken a vacation in a while, you’re being counter-productive. But when you return home from vacation, you’ll be more focused and re-energized, which will allow you to do more!
Fall In Love Again
We don’t mean with a different partner, but the one you’ve already got. When you go on vacation with your family, your bond will improve, especially if you’ve got a lot of cool family beach activities planned, such as scuba diving or snorkeling to do together and talk about, so it’s fair to say, your vacation will create memories.
Get New Perspectives
Once you step away from your work for a moment and enjoy the summer sun, you’ll have a totally new outlook on everything once you return. It’s amazing what a bit of fun in the sun can do for you. You’ll analyze things differently, and if you do have any problems, you’ll be able to look at them in a totally different light.
Boost Your Brain Power
You might feel like you’re the king or queen of the world when you successfully get things done at work, but your brain doesn’t feel the same way. Your brain doesn’t have a reserve energy pool like your body does, and this is why you need a vacation in the sun, because it helps reset the mind.
Cut The Risk Of Burnout
If you’ve been putting in long hours on the job, the chances are you’re beginning to suffer from burnout. Take this as a sign from your body – it’s telling you that you need to take a vacation. Time away from the desk, the office or home will prevent that flicker of fire dying inside you.
As soon as you hit the beach for your annual beach vacation, you’ll feel a huge weight being lifted from your shoulders. Once you return, you’ll be more creative and productive – it’s a win-win situation!
Hitting the Beach
Surf’s up, it’s time to hit the beach. Whether you’re 4 or 40, it doesn’t matter -everyone loves having a beach vacation now and again.
The beach is the perfect vacation destination, and no matter where you are in the world, it’s summertime somewhere. You’ll be able to combine all the simple things in life and escape the reality of life in the sun, sand and surf.
But when you’re hitting the beach, there are a few things you need to pack. There’s your towel, your sun block of course, your bikinis, board shorts, hats, and a rash guard…
Perhaps the list looks standard. Perhaps you know how to pack for a beach vacation, but you question the rash guards, and you say to yourself “I’m not a surfer, so what gives?”
Although surfers traditionally wear rash guards to protect their bodies from chafing, rash guards have grown in popularity. Today, you can see people of all ages wearing rash guards on the beach, and no, it’s not just a passing trend – there are reasons why you need to pack that rash guard too.
Fight Harmful UVA and UVB Sun Rays
Children and adults alike are wearing rash guards these days. They’ll give you that extra-added protection from the sun’s dangerous UV rays. This means both you and your family will remain protected, because there’s nothing worse than getting burnt to a crisp like a lobster on your first day at the beach. There are plenty of high quality rash guards on the market that will give you that necessary UPF. Aqua Design rash guards provide maximum UPF 50+ protection and you’ll look great wearing one. Click here to check out the rash guard collection from Aqua Design.
Keep Your Skin Soft
If you’re a regular beach goer, you know too well that too much exposure to the sea can damage your skin. Sea salt and sand dry the skin, resulting in irritation. Keep your skin soft and beautiful for the remainder of your beach vacation by wearing a rash guard. Of course, if you’re also a surfer, you already know the benefits of wearing a rash guard, and we don’t even need to mention the threat of jellyfish stings…
Weather at the beach can change in a matter of seconds. It’s so temperamental and can go from hot to cool with a click of the fingers. Rash guards, unlike your regular cotton tee, dry quicker, which means you’ll be able to become warm easily once you leave the water. And because rash guards are ultra-lightweight, you won’t even feel like you’re wearing anything.
Move With Ease
Cotton tees and loose-fitting shirts are nothing but annoying when wet. They’re also dangerous, especially since they’ll weigh you down in the water. Rash guards fit perfectly to the body, and because of the durable and elasticated fabric, you’ll be able to move when wet in and out of the water easily, so you can say adios to any rubbing or chafing from ill-fitting wet clothes.
It doesn’t matter if you need protection from the elements, a form of rash prevention when surfing, warmth in and out of the water, a rash guard is a necessity for you and your family, so if you don’t have one already, it’s time to shop for a rash guard…oh, and don’t forget to plan your summer vacation at the same time!
[ii] Take a Vacation, for your Health’s Sake. Alina Tugend. The New York Times. June 8, 2008. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/business/worldbusiness/08iht-07shortcuts.13547623.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&
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