Health Tips for Business Travelers

Here are a few essential health tips for road warriors to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

  • Wash your hands. Personal hygiene is never more critical than on the road when you’re in with too many people and too many dirty surfaces. This is especially true for airports, bus and train stations, subways and taxis, which are mobile breeding grounds for germs. So, wash your hands thoroughly and often. Hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are easy to pack and ensure you’ll get home without a cold or the flu.
  • Drink plenty of water. This is especially true on planes where humidity levels are two to three times lower than those in most homes. It’s generally advised to drink at least a full glass (eight ounces) of water for every hour spent on a plane.
  • Watch your food choices. It’s often easier to pick up fast food between meetings or after a long day, but this fake food can cause a wide variety of health issues. It’s a good idea to carry food from home whenever you can (prepared meals and snacks like fruit and mixed nuts) and strive to eat at places that serve real food. If you go to business lunches, take the initiative and propose a restaurant with healthy options.
  • Get enough sleep. We know that it's hard to get enough sleep when traveling, especially if your schedule is tight or you fly to distant places often, which can cause jet lag. However, there are tricks to get enough sleep while traveling.
  • Don't forget about exercise. It can be hard to stick to exercise routines while traveling, but you can still get in some gentle movement before bed or while you're spending some time in the hotel room. What's more, you can stretch anywhere. You can even do stretches while sitting.
  • Take vitamins and supplements. You may want to use vitamins and other supplements while traveling, as that's when you’re least likely to get enough of the nutrients your body needs. Things like multivitamins and probiotics are especially important for travelers.

The Bottom Line

All in all, you need to remember that doing anything is better than nothing. This applies to all the advice we've given you here. If you're a frequent business traveler, it's better to eat some healthy food than none of it. It's also better to take care of hygiene at least a little bit than none at all! And for more information and useful health advice, don’t hesitate to visit