New Study Reveals People who Travel for work are more likely to suffer from symptoms of anxiety and depression and are also likely to smoke, be sedentary and have trouble sleeping.The Research also says that poor behavior and mental health outcomes significantly increased as the number of nights away from home for business travel. Past Findings says that extensive business travel was associated with higher body mass index, obesity, and higher blood pressure. Do Read: Healthy Guide 2018: 7 easy ways to lose weight in 10 days
Most of the People who consume liquor, extensive business travel was associated with symptoms of alcohol dependence. “Although business travel can be seen as a job benefit and can lead to occupational advancement, there is a growing literature showing that extensive business travel is associated with risk of chronic diseases associated with lifestyle factors,” said Andrew Rundle, Associate Professor at the Columbia University.
For Research For which published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the team checked health records of 18,328 employees who underwent a health assessment in 2015 through their corporate wellness work benefits programme. The finding showed that mild or worse anxiety or depressive symptoms were common in this employee population.
Employers and employees should consider new approaches to improve employee health during business trips that go beyond the typical travel health practice of providing immunizations and medical evacuation services, according to Rundle.
“At the individual level, employees who travel extensively need to take responsibility for the decisions they make around diet, exercise, alcohol consumption, and sleep,” he added. PTI SAR SAR
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