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Essential Wellness Tips for Business Travellers

Travel for work quite often? This is how you can keep your body and mind healthy and strong.

Travel for work quite often? This is how you can keep your body and mind healthy and strong.

 It can be a real challenge to stay healthy when you’re constantly travelling for work. When you’re hopping between planes, trains, cars and hotel rooms, you often deprive your body of the essentials because you simply don’t have the time or access to your usual meals, supplies and amenities.

If you’re tired of feeling fatigued and ill upon returning home from your business trips, these tips can help you stay clear of the usual side effects of travel.

How to Stay Healthy While Away on Business

Cut Out Jet Lag

If you will be travelling to a different time zone, you can start acclimatising your body ahead of time to ensure you can get enough sleep while you’re away. A good night’s sleep is not only essential for your energy levels but your mood too. When you do get the chance to get some sleep, take the opportunity instead of staying up late watching television or catching up on emails. Read this blog for more jet lag prevention tips.

Download a Fitness App

Moving and stretching your body is another way to stay both fit and healthy during your business trips. On-demand fitness apps are a great way to keep your energy and fitness levels high throughout your trip and there is a wide selection of free and paid apps available that will provide you with step-by-step instructions that you can easily follow in your hotel room.

Keep Your Hydration Levels Up

Yes, it’s a simple tip but dehydration can lead to fatigue and a lack of focus, two things you definitely don’t need while you’re travelling for work. Not drinking enough water also makes illness more likely.

Increase Your Protein Intake

If you want to stay fuller for longer and not fill up on unhealthy snacks, add more protein to each of your meals. As an added bonus, protein is known to help you think more clearly too, which will come in handy during your trip if you need to sit through long meetings. If possible, it also helps to plan your meals, even if this means identifying healthier items on your hotel menu or making reservations at restaurants that offer healthier dishes.

Take a Brain Breather

While it might feel impossible to take time out to relax when you’re on a business trip, even a 30 minute bath can give your body and mind the recharge it needs. Even better, if your hotel has a spa, schedule in a quick massage to get rid of any tension that’s present in your body.

Take Some Vitamins Along

Between all the handshakes and the recycled airplane air, your immune system could do with a bit of a boost. Along with keeping some hand sanitiser in your hand luggage, take a multi-vitamin on every trip for some added support.

Staying healthy as a business traveller is possible, it’s just about taking the time to plan and be more mindful as you go about your day.


Jenny Cohen Drefler

Jenny Cohen Derfler

Air Dr CEO & Co-Founder

Jenny is the CEO and one of the Co-Founders at Air Doctor. She spent more than 20 years at Intel, most recently as general manager of its manufacturing facility in Israel and before that in various engineering and manufacturing roles in Silicon Valley. Air Doctor is her second startup having previously founded electric vehicle company ElectRoad.