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There’s nothing like getting away on a vacation.

Now, R & R allows you to get away from your cares, but you shouldn’t leave your health behind too. According to at least one study, a vacation could land you in the emergency room.

Researchers studied those who suffered a heart attack while on vacation. They found heart attacks were twice as likely in those who took their vacation by car—and ten times more likely if they stayed in a tent.

Now, I’m not trying to discourage taking vacations, because most studies show the benefits far outweigh the risks. In fact, I consider vacations, especially family vacations and camping, a form of preventive medicine.

However, if you have high blood pressure or other risk factors for heart disease, you may want to consider flying or taking a train, plus choosing more comfortable accommodations. Take a vacation that is safe for you.

You can read additional blogs by Dr. Larimore on this topic here. Just scroll down the home page to find and click on the article in which you’re interested. In addition, you can see Dr. Walt’s twice-daily devotional, Morning Glory, Evening Grace, here. Last, but not least, limited numbers of autographed copies of Dr. Walt’s books are available here.

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