|The "post-holiday glow" fades away considerably quicker than a hard-earned sun tan, the Daily Mail reported.
|It can wear off in as little as a week, leaving holidaymakers with precious little to show for their time away other than large credit card bills.
|The warning comes from Dutch researcher Jessica de Bloom, who monitored the health and happiness of 96 workers before, during and after their holiday.
|While they came back refreshed, these benefits disappeared during their first week back at work. And within just two weeks, they felt as tired as when they set out.
|But scientists say that people shouldn't give up on holidays, but should simply take more of them.
De Bloom added: "The fact that the after-effects are short-lived only emphasizes that we should go on vacation more to keep well-being levels high."
(China.org.cn August 9, 2011)