A new study from the University of Helsinki has found that people who take more time off work tend to live longer!
The 40 year long study found that people who took less than 3 weeks leave a year were 30% more likely to die early than those who took more time off.
"Don't think having an otherwise healthy lifestyle will compensate for working too hard and not taking holidays. Vacations can be a good way to relieve stress." the study says.
"The harm caused by the intensive lifestyle regime was concentrated in a subgroup of men with shorter yearly vacation time. In our study, men with shorter vacations worked more and slept less than those who took longer vacations."
"This stressful lifestyle may have overruled any benefit of the intervention. We think the intervention itself may also have had an adverse psychological effect on these men by adding stress to their lives."
Sounds like it might be time to book some more time off!