Travel Happy: Beating the stress associated with Business Travel

With almost 12 million working days lost each year due to work-related stress and with extra pressure piled on when travelling for business, how can you ensure that you look after your health on the road?

Travel Happy: Beating the stress associated with Business Travel
With stress accounting for 37 per cent of all work related illness, it’s never been more important for workers to pay attention to their mental health. Striking the balance between work and play can be a difficult task for most, throw into the equation working away on business, and finding time to relax becomes a lot harder.Gavin Bailey, operations director at CitySuites, offers some tips on ways that business travellers can slow down when on the road.

The 5-minute meditation

This tip works best for: Anyone with a busy schedule and struggling to focusWhen faced with a heavy schedule, feeling overloaded is not uncommon. Meditating is a proven way of clearing your mind, as well as easing chronic pain, improving heart health and boosting mood and immunity. Millions of converts swear by this relaxation method. Best of all, you can easily work it into your daily routine.

Run yourself calm

This tip works best for: Those that get lots of pent-up frustration during times of stressWe often get tense when feeling the mounting pressure of looming deadlines. Grabbing your trainers and running yourself calm is one of the best exercises to add to your daily routine, whether it be a quick five minute sprint on the treadmill first thing or a leisurely jog in the park when the working day has ended.

Living room yoga

This tip works best for: Those that can feel breathless and physically drained from stressThe combination of yoga poses, which massage organs and strengthen muscles, coupled with breathing techniques and meditation, serve to release stress and improve immunity. It can take as little as 15 minutes, and can be done on a mat in the gym or in the comfort of your apartment, making it a great start to your day or a relaxing finale.

Green space reflection

This tip works best for: Anyone suffering with stress and anxietyRecent studies confirm swapping concrete city scapes for a patch of green grass can have a positive impact on your heart rate and blood pressure, leaving you feeling rested and calm. So, take a walk in a park to clear your head and put things into perspective.
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Mindful eating

This tip works best for: Those that struggle to maintain a healthy dietWhen you’re constantly on the go, it’s very easy to neglect healthy eating in favour of instant comforts. This can have a negative impact on your wellbeing, leaving you feeling sluggish. To stay on top of your health, consider Mindful Chef. This door-to-door service works by delivering ingredients to create delicious, healthy recipes straight to your address.For related news and features, visit our Serviced Apartments section.Access hundreds of global services and suppliers in our Online Directory  Get access to our free Global Mobility Toolkit

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