Health of Business Travelers
Below are the top health concerns for business travelers:
- Lack of physical exercise
- Overindulgence of fast food
- Too much consumption of alcohol
- Decreased amount of sleep
As a business traveler, you are constantly on the go. Business meetings are frequent, adequate sleep is few and far between and your diet suffers.
All these factors, along with an increased amount of stress, play havoc on your overall health. It is easier said than done, but trying to maintain a routine that is similar to the one when you are not on the road, is essential in maintaining your health.
People who exercise on a consistent basis have more energy, are more productive at work and are able to maintain a healthy body weight. Studies have shown that people work out a lot harder when they have a personal trainer. As a business traveler, it is important to use the small amount of time that you have more efficiently. Scheduling a personal training session while on the road will keep your fitness on track. Along with that, a healthy diet is crucial. When out on business lunches or dinners, try to stay away from too much brown food (deep fried, fats and carbs). Try to add as much colour to your meals as possible. It is easy to overindulge in alcohol as well. Try to keep your consumption of alcohol to more than two glasses a day. As hard as it is, it is important to try to get as much sleep as possible. Lack of sleep sems to be related to an increase in
hunger and appetite, which makes it easier to overeat and gain unwanted pounds. Try to fit some zzz’s between meetings or say no to an evening of socializing.