Why Taking Cruise Trips Are Healthy For Doctorsby HealthyMD - CME Medical Education & Doctor Wellness
Doctors and healthcare professionals hold some of the most high-pressure occupations. Caring for people’s health isn’t easy, and doctors are especially prone to neglecting much-needed rest time.
Here at Healthy MD CME, we take pride in ensuring healthcare providers get the off time they deserve, for more reasons than leisure. Vacations, cruises, in particular, go beyond having fun - they can be good for the health.
Here’s How a Nice Vacation Can Benefit You:
Stimulates the Mind
According to a study by the University of China, all the excitement of exploring new places is healthy for the brain. The brain has been observed to be stimulated when seeing new sights and encountering new experiences.
Another aspect of the mind it helps with is the ability to socialize and create relationships, as you’re constantly meeting new people and making new friends when you’re onboard a ship.
Provides a Dose of Vitamin D
Sunlight is credited with providing the body with natural, healthy amounts of vitamin D. Vitamin D is known to assist with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, as well as the facilitating of normal immune system function, which is crucial in avoiding most diseases. It is also helpful in helping the brain with dopamine and serotonin production - both crucial in fighting depression.
There’s not a better (or more relaxing!) way of indulging in the sunshine than by resting on the sundeck of a cruise or going on fun excursions across interesting destinations.
Beyond improving physiological functions, they can also be of great help for a person’s overall sense of well-being. With such high pressure daily, it can be easy for a doctor or any healthcare provider for that matter to lose sight of why they went into health care in the first place.
By logging out of that stressful daily life every once in a while, doctors and healthcare professionals enjoy the opportunity to refresh their vision and goals as healthcare providers.
Provides Stress-free Travel
Cruising is truly the ultimate in stress-free travel. Not only do you not have to worry about accommodations and your meals, but you’re also completely guided in your touring excursions. You’ll be saved the hassle of having to plan out everything yourself.
For doctors who want to maximize their trips with added learning opportunities, CME cruises are a great option. Typical itineraries not only include fantastic must-see destinations but accredited lectures on-board, too. Healthcare providers will definitely understand that continuing medical education doesn’t have to add to the daily stress of medical practice.
Apart from the actual enjoyment and relaxation cruisers get to experience while onboard the cruise itself, the benefits actually last long after the trip is over.
A good highlight is experiences of long-term happiness. According to the same aforementioned study held by the University of China, 295 people who had been on a cruise six months earlier reported positive feelings influenced by the thinking part of the brain which is in charge of processing the experience of visiting new places.
Cruising is definitely more than just about having fun. For doctors and those in the healthcare industry, it can be a great chance to unwind and take the chance to open the mind to greater learning, whether by CME lectures or via various expeditions during your trip.
Created on Sep 10th 2019 06:43. Viewed 295 times.
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