Washington: A study has found that people who travel frequently for business increase the rates of poor health and health risk factors, including obesity and high blood pressure.Catherine A. Richards, MPH, and Andrew G. Rundle, DrPH, of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University compared health risks for employees at different levels of business travel.They used data on more than 13,000 employees from a corporate wellness program. Close to 80 percent of the employees travelled at least one night per month. Nearly one percent were “extensive travellers”—on the road more than 20 nights per month.
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