Over the last five weeks, I’ve spent time in Asia, Europe and the U.S. Traveling the world for work might seem glamorous to outsiders, but it takes a toll on one’s body. Most people don’t realize business travelers are statistically at a higher rate for obesity. It’s easy to put on weight when continually eating airport food, with little access to gyms. For many years, I was one of those unhealthy business travelers, until my doctor said I needed to lose weight and my life depended on it.
Today, 37 years old and 5-feet-9-inches tall, I weigh 165 pounds and am in the best shape of my life. Here are a few health hacks I learned on the road:
- Plan a 10-minute “walk & talk meeting” after every meal, to work and give the body time to digest.
- Adjust sleep schedule to the destination before arriving. This balances the body’s internal clock.
- Practice interval training in the morning to achieve sweat in the shortest amount of time possible.
- Take extra vitamins and supplements on the road to keep the body healthy and energized.
- Monitor caloric intake with the app Noom, which has trained coaches, personalized eating plans and tips on how to stay on track.
Saeju Jeong is CEO and co-founder of Noom Coach, the world’s leading weight loss program.