WHEN WORK & HEALTH COLLIDE
Vacations aren’t the only time we travel— many of us have jobs that require it at least occasionally, and it may be hard to stick to your (health) guns when your daily routine is disrupted. In fact, the US Department of Transportation estimates that Americans make more than 405 million business trips each year—and, as you may know, the lure of airport food and potential for lumpy hotel pillows (read: no sleep) often bump us off track.
“It’s common for business travelers to come home feeling sick, stressed, or having gained weight during their trips,” explains certified coach and travel wellness expert Jayne McAllister. “That just adds to the cost of the business trip and results in less work being done. The good news is that much of this can actually be avoided.”
How, you might ask? Here’s what McAllister suggests to stay healthy both in and outside of the office.