Scientists have found that the life expectancy of a person who did not go on vacation for a long time is less even than that of those who suffer from chronic alcoholism.
There is even such an ailment - the lack of vacation syndrome. It significantly increases the risk of heart disease, strokes, heart attacks, and other serious illnesses. Therefore, even from your favorite work, you need to regularly rest.
Italian workaholic Athos Bagatin hasn't been on vacation for 28 years. Even the trade union was concerned about this fact, which decided to send the worker to forced rest through the courts. The verdict was "harsh" and was not subject to appeal - as many as 900 days of paid leave!
Many vacationers at sea are afraid to swim due to the risk of being attacked by a shark. Such a probability, of course, exists, but it is very small: meticulous statistics have already calculated that 15 times more people die from a blow from a coconut that has fallen from a palm tree on its head than from sharks.
In Soviet Russia, guaranteed vacations appeared soon after the revolution. On June 14, 1918, workers and employees in all sectors were entitled to an annual leave of two weeks. The document was signed by the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars V. I. Ulyanov (Lenin).
It may seem strange, but in the US the state does not regulate the length of the vacation. This point is separately stipulated in the employment contract between the employee and the employer. About a quarter of Americans do not have paid vacations, but rest at their own expense.
The length of vacation in Japan depends on the length of service of the employee. At the same time, it is sometimes difficult for an employer to send his employee on vacation, since work for the Japanese is in the first place. The government even had to intervene - according to the current legislation, every Japanese must be on vacation for at least 5 days a year.
Norwegian doctors recommend that organizations extend the length of leave for non-smoking employees by three days. This is due to the fact that smokers spend a lot of time on smoke breaks, distracted from work.
By the way, doctors also say that the ideal length of vacation is three to four weeks. In a shorter time, a person does not have time to rest, and if the vacation lasts more than 28 days, the vacationer manages to wean himself from work and it is more difficult for him to enter the work rhythm.
Studies have shown that only a third of Russians fully enjoy their vacation. On the other hand, 64 percent check their work emails every day, even while on holiday. One in five Russians interrupts their vacation for at least one day because of problems at work.
Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleev finished work on his famous periodic table on March 1, 1869. And the day before he wrote a petition for a ten-day leave. Everything is as in the Russian proverb - "done the deed - walk boldly." Made a scientific discovery - take a break. True, during his vacation, Mendeleev did not rest, but went to the Tver province to study the technology of cheese production in local cheese dairies.