Travelling for work can be fun, rewarding, challenging and invigorating, but from your body’s perspective it’s one thing for sure - stressful. The modern human mind may be fully adapted to the notion of being strapped into an airplane and making its merry way to far-flung destinations to broker delicate business deals, but the body is still playing catch-up.
Human DNA takes a while (read: many generations) to adapt to newly introduced stimuli, so you can imagine how confused our bodies are about being whisked around, dropped into new time zones and spending extended periods of time in pressurised environments. No wonder we get headaches, feel lethargic, or even get quite ill when we swop one continent for another.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to manage your body’s stress levels when you take to the skies to visit a new destination:
If you have some lead-time on your trip, use it to boost your immunity as much as possible. Good ways to do so include:
Once you arrive at your destination, set yourself up for success by putting the following measures in place:
Following these guidelines will pave the way to a less stressful travel experience. Keep an eye on the blog in coming weeks and months for more insight into maintaining managing stress when you hit the road. In the meantime, feel free to get in touch with our team of expert corporate travel planners who take great pride in working with frequent flyers to create itineraries that allow them to work effectively and arrive home refreshed.