Maybe you think you’re doing your boss a favor by skipping that vacation… or just “forgetting” to use those comp days and sick days that seem to be always adding up. Think again!

Research shows that taking vacations makes us happier, healthier, and more productive, according to Women’s Health, the leading resource for women’s health news.

Dr. Leigh Vinocur, a board certified emergency physician and national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians, stated that vacations are linked to our health, happiness and productivity.

From high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease, what might be a prescription to treat this long list of ailments? Dr. Vinocur says, “Take regular vacations.”

Women’s Health lists some of the benefits to planning (and enjoying) more time off this year, advising us that regular vacations can prevent a heart attack, make you smarter, improve your sex drive and make you thinner.

Vacation Is Just What the Doctor Ordered, According To WomensHealth.com2

Women’s Health, a new website focused on women-specific health news, fitness, information and reliable advice, has launched online at https://womenhealthier.com.

Featuring talented journalists dedicated to improving women’s health and lives, the approach of Women’s Health is to present sound information and editorial for smart women. With long-form articles, backed with research and insight from leaders in the medical field, topics on Women Healthier include wellness, diet and nutrition, fitness, health conditions and timely topics that are in the news.

Popular articles include The Gut Bacteria and Depression Connection, Living With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and The Link Between IBD and Anxiety. Seasonal topics include Celebrating the Holidays with a Loved One with Dementia: A Guide for Family Caregivers, 5 Strategies for Surviving Thanksgiving Get-Togethers, and Padma Lakshmi’s Personal Cause: The Endometriosis Foundation of America:

Endometriosis effectively exiled Padma Lakshmi from her life, one week a month, every year, for over 20 years. She’s a college-educated, professional woman living in a major city with access to the best doctors and health insurance. Despite all this, she had never heard of the disease. “I wanted to change that for other young women,” the Emmy nominated actress, food expert, model, award-winning author, and host on Top Chef, says.

Women’s Health also features a resourceful A-Z Health directory, and a forum for women to discuss health topics and seek advice from the community. Also, it features in-depth category for women’s health and fitness tips.

Journalist Emmy Fink is also features in numerous videos, including “Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Note: If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Women’s Health does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.