Frequent Fliers More Likely to be Obese
Aug 18, 2011 |
Travel can be tough on the body. There’s all the eating out, the lack of sleep, the time change — and that’s when you’re on a relaxing vacation. For those people who travel a lot for business the havoc on your body can be even worse.
According to a study from Columbia University, people who travel more than 21 days a month are 92% more likely to be obese than those who travel less than a week per month. If you’re in the middle and travel about half of the month, then you’re still 18% more likely to be obese.
Business Insider wrote about the variety of factors that contribute to the unhealthy state of the frequent flier. Restaurants are a huge danger to the constant traveler. Being away from home often means being away from the home-cooked meal. As a result, you’re left eating at restaurants, which often are often larger than usual and laden with calories.
All that jet lag will also make you lose sleep so you will no longer be getting the recommended eight hours your body needs.
Often exercise routines are thrown out (if you ever started one) during travel. Not only are many hotels lacking fitness centers, but if you’re traveling for business, you probably don’t have the time.
“Now hotels are catering to business travelers who want to work out,” reports The Wall Street Journal. “Kimpton Hotels & Resorts provides on-demand workout videos in its rooms. Westin Hotels & Resorts is rolling out a sneaker and workout gear rental program at all of its hotels.”
Vacationers also fall victim to the same problems (albeit, for a much shorter time and less frequently during the year). So here are some vacation hotels for you to keep in shape while relaxing.