Taking care of your health while traveling is crucial. But now that we’ve decreased the frequency of our business travel due to the pandemic, it’s easy to ignore the risk. However, the danger is still there. If we do not take care of our health while traveling, we are exposed to more than covid. Travel and health, what do we need to know?
A weight problem
There are other factors related to health and business travel that should be taken into account, besides covid. According to a study published in the ACOEM’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, people who travel frequently for business may have trouble keeping the pounds off.
In fact and as part of the study, researchers looked at the frequency of business travel and body fat among 695 senior-level corporate executives. About 45% of them traveled one to six days a month; 37% traveled 7 to 13 days a month and 12% traveled at least 14 days. And the conclusion was that the group that traveled the most had the highest levels of body mass index, body fat percentage and fat surrounding their internal organs (visceral fat).
How to deal with the problem
Traveling does not have to inevitably mean gaining weight or taking less care of yourself. In fact, planning your trips efficiently can allow you to choose accommodation with a gym or swimming pool. Or know the options that are available near the hotel. That is why having a suitable tool can help in this regard.
One of them is Sanctifly, an app that gives access to wellness, relaxation, fitness and leisure facilities at airports globally. Members get access to thousands of location options, travel wellness content and airport hacks to help improve their travel routine.
And there is TROOP, the app that helps meeting planners take care of health by allowing them take into account the time zones people are coming from and the amount of time people are having to spend on plane to get to a destination. This means that they can pick the most health friendly location for their attendees.
TROOP is a single, centralized hub that enables a scientific, algorithmic and data-driven approach to planning the most effective global meeting and events for your team, saving time and money while significantly reducing your carbon footprint.
And it does all this without losing sight of all the most up-to-date information on covid. TROOP offers its users a covid map where they can check the restrictions imposed by the countries. But not only this, but also the documentation and evidence to be provided, if required.
It allows meeting planners to choose the best options with full data visibility. We take efficiency to the next level in the world of meeting planning, offering data on costs, times, restrictions associated with COVID, as well as carbon footprint data. In this way, decisions are informed and can be made in minutes, instead of days as was the case before.
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