This is what 365 days without a vacation does to your health

If you live in the US, the odds are high that you haven’t taken a vacation this year (or last year, for that matter).

Before enduring another year without an official getaway, either because of work commitments or an otherwise hectic routine, consider the following: A growing body of literature across the fields of medicine, psychology, and management has confirmed what the body and mind already instinctively know. Working without a real break can take a serious toll on one’s mental and physical health. To put the importance of vacation in perspective, here’s a rundown of what happens when down time goes away:

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