Business travel poses health risks

Monday, January 28, 2013 10:59:00 AM

Studies have found that people who participate in frequent business travel face more health risks than people who don't. People on business travel should do all they can to keep their bodies healthy and create a bright professional future for themselves. 

One study of 13,000 workers found that those who traveled more than 20 nights a month were nearly three times as likely to say they were in poor or fair health than those who traveled six or less days, according to USA Today. They were also more likely to be obese, which can lead to other diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. Business travelers told the source that it's hard not to pick up an illness when they're stuck in enclosed spaces such as airplanes, and they often find themselves eating out or drinking more when traveling because they're entertaining clients and living out of a suitcase. 

Businesspeople can stay healthier on the road by packing themselves snacks that travel well, such as fruit or nuts, and by keeping hand sanitizer in their car rentals. They should also avoid alcohol and get a good's night rest to help decrease the negative toll stress has on their bodies.

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