Business trips can pose health risks
Business trips lead to increased stress. This is old news and has been known at least since 2002 when a study showed that 75% of all business travelers suffer from much or very much stress. But it wasn’t until May 2018 that a study published in the Harvard Business Review revealed how harmful frequent business travel really is. The results show a clear correlation between frequent and long-term business trips and health problems.
For example, the average BMI of people who spend an average of 14 nights or more per month on business trips is significantly higher than for people who are only on business trips for one to six nights. And that’s not all: many people reported showing symptoms of depression, anxiety and alcohol addiction. They tend to have higher blood pressure, suffer from sleep disorders, smoke, and do not exercise. Back problems and asthma are also reported more often for frequent business travelers. That’s why it’s important for you to stay physically fit even on a business trip!