The Health Benefits of Labor Day

labor-day-history-new-york-city-2An amazing holiday to honor hard work. Did you know it’s history?  It originally started as one small Labor Day parade in New York in recognition and celebration of 10,000 workers.  Slowly that movement spread to cities across the country held Labor Day parades celebrated by many who went unpaid for the day just to participate in the celebration.  Eventually, subsequent labor disputes not necessarily related to the parades but evident of a growing climate of worker’s demanding rights drove the Federal declaration of Labor Day.  And that extra day off of work does wonders for our health if we use it wisely — a real stress reducer!

How are you spending Labor Day?