Suitcase.org Responds to Research that Reveals Holidays Can Improve Health

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Leading luggage provider, Suitcase.org, has responded to new research that has found going on holiday can provide ongoing health benefits.

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Clearly it’s very important to ensure you have a break from work and your daily routine, which is why you should start looking for a holiday now and packing your luggage to get away.

A new study has shown that going on holiday can improve sleep, cut blood pressure and even aid weight loss with the health benefits being felt for at least a fortnight after the holiday and sometimes even months later.

The research was carried out by Kuoni and Nuffield Health and studies twelve people in the summer of 2012 by assessing their health and getting them to wear heart monitors. Half of the volunteers went on holiday, while half stayed at home and worked.

Tests showed that in people who went on holiday, their blood pressure dropped by 6%, compared to workers whose blood pressure rose by 2%. Sleep quality improved by 17% in holidaymakers, while it deteriorated by 14% in those who stayed at home. The ability to recover from stress increased by 29% in those who went on holiday while stress-resilience fell by 71% in workers.

Other health benefits were a fall in blood glucose levels, reduced risk of diabetes, trimmer waistlines, enhanced mood and better energy levels.

Jenny Wadlow from Suitcase.org said:

“This research reveals some astonishing health benefits of going on holiday and provider a greater excuse than ever to book a holiday and get preparing for a trip away. Clearly it’s very important to ensure you have a break from work and your daily routine, which is why you should start looking for a holiday now and packing your luggage to get away.

“We have a great range of wheeled luggage sets and hand luggage to get you on your way this year.”

Suitcase.org.uk is a lead supplier in brand names such as Samsonite and Antler as well as cost effective luggage solutions. Established to cater for a nationwide market the company takes pride in making airport luggage and everyday necessities such as laptop cases, handbags and holdalls accessible to all at competitive prices. The online store offers safe and secure payment via facilities like Sage and PayPal.

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