Frequent Travelers Are Almost Twice as Likely to Be Obese

By The Atlantic Wire

The Atlantic Wire's Dino Grandoni reports on a new study about a downside of business travel:

Some workers may like the out-of-a-suitcase lifestyle romanticized in movies like Up in the Air, but it's unlikely those workers stay as fit as George Clooney or Anna Kendrick. An article in The Wall Street Journal today looks into the one major health disadvantage (beside jet lag) of taking one's business on the road: getting fat. According to a recent Columbia University study cited by The Journal, frequent business travelers--those who log 21 or more days away from home a month--are 92 percent more likely to be obese than workers who travel only one to six days per month. Those who travel a moderate amount--14 to 20 days--have a 13 percent greater risk of obesity than light travelers.

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