Surprising Reasons Taking A Holiday Is Good For Your Health

You probably don’t need us to convince you to book your next Harlyn Sands holiday now, but did you know there are a number of health benefits that you get from taking a holiday? Any you don’t need a passport to enjoy those benefits, a staycation has the same effect. So, what are you waiting for, here are six reasons that will make you hit that BOOK NOW button sooner. 

Healthy body

Hands up who finds it easier to hit their 10,000 steps when they’re on holiday than they do at home. Whether it’s trundling up and down the path to the beach, the swimming and surfing, exploring a new town, or even the 7 Bays, it’s far easier to be active when on holiday. Even the rain won’t stop you getting out and enjoying the Cornish countryside. Then come back to the Clubhouse and dance the night away. You’ll be burning those calories without even realising it.

Healthy heart

What better time than a holiday to relax, listen to the sounds of the waves crashing and the wind whirling past your van and perhaps the sheep baa’ing in a neighbouring field. Giving your body (and mind) the chance to relax drops your blood pressure and cortisol levels (the stress hormone).

Did you know a University of Pittsburgh study on men showed that those who did not take regular holidays were 32% more likely to die from a heart attack.

Healthy mind

It’s not just men that need to take time out for their health, another study showed women who take holidays less than once every two years were more likely to suffer depression.

It’s a proven fact that open blue spaces is beneficial and has a positive impact on mental health and well being, and here at Harlyn we’re right by the biggest blue space, overlooking the Atlantic ocean.

Prevent burnout

All that time sat at a desk, joining “Teams”, the pinging of “Slack” messages, the uncomfortable office chair and eye strain from computer screens, it all builds up and contributes to burnout, stress, depression and anxiety. But the good news is, a holiday can reverse all of that. Unwinding from the daily grind can even make you more productive when you return to work! Allowing that time to recharge your batteries will also renew your focus and motivation meaning you can accomplish far more after a break.

Catch up on sleep

There’s just something about holidays that mean you can catch up on all those nights of disrupted sleep and get lots more good quality sleep. So turn off the alarm and sleep for as long as you need. Quality sleep equals less stress and less stress equals better health! You’ll not only feel happier, but your energy levels will thank you too.


Spending quality time away with your loved ones, making memories to last a lifetime- THAT is what life is about! So whether it’s a long weekend, a fornight or even a whole summer in your own static Caravan, unplug, unwind and make time for yourself- you’ll thank yourself for it 💙