February 22nd, 2019 🌴
You may live a sustainable lifestyle at home, but what about while on vacation? Here are some practical steps you can take to limit your impact on the environment.
Even if you strive for a sustainable lifestyle at home, it may be tempting to avoid thinking about the impact your travels could have on the environment. No one wants to feel guilty on vacation.
Continue reading How To Be A Green Traveler
February 21st, 2019
JUST IN: Anglers hoping to hook a shark from a Florida beach will face increased scrutiny and need a special license after the state’s first shore-based shark fishing rules were approved Wednesday.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to give the state better oversight of the generations-old sport in an effort to respond to concerns from beach goers and conservationists.
Continue reading Shark fishing rules now in play; fish collection under Blue Heron Bridge banned.
February 20, 2019 ☀️🌴⠀
A number of studies have shown that people who take vacations have lower stress levels, less risk of heart disease, a better outlook on life, and more motivation to achieve goals. Here’s some of the additional benefits to taking some time off of work:
- Improved physical health: Stress can contribute to heart disease and high blood pressure. For both men and women, the New York Times reported, taking a vacation every two years compared to every six will lessen the risk of coronary heart disease or heart attacks.
- Improved mental health: Neuroscientists have found that brain structure is altered by chronic exposure to the stress hormone cortisol, which can be a major contributing factor to anxiety and depression. Feelings of calm arise from time away from work and relieve stress, which allows the body and mind to heal in ways that it couldn’t if it were still under pressure.
- Greater well-being: According to a Gallup study, people who “always make time for regular trips” had a 68.4 score on the Gallup-Heathway’s Well-Being Index, in comparison to a 51.4 Well-Being score for less frequent travelers. One study found that three days after vacation, subjects’ physical complaints, quality of sleep, and mood had improved as compared to before vacation. These gains were still present five weeks later, especially in those who had more personal time and overall satisfaction during their vacation.