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If you travel a lot, you might want to read this. A new study from Columbia University revealed that those who travel between 21 and 30 days out of the month are 92% more likely to be obese than those who only travel between one and six days out of the month, the Wall Street Journal reports.
People who travel two weeks out of the month are 18% more likely to be obese than those who don’t travel much.
There are a variety of different factors that contribute to this phenomena, and while most of them are obvious, they’re almost impossible to avoid.
The first danger is the restaurants. When travelling you don’t eat at home and restaurant meals contain larger portions and much more fat and calories than home-cooked meals.
The second factor is lack of sleep. In order to maintain good health, you need to be able to sleep between six and eight hours a night. Hectic schedules during business travel, not to mention possible jet lag all contribute to less sleep time, which slows you down, making you more prone to weight gain.
To top it all off, business travel doesn’t leave a lot of room for exercise. Many hotels don’t have fitness centres, and most business trip schedules don’t leave time for it.
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