Outside sales, executives, meeting planners, travel industry, trucking and consumer transportation (busing, rail, and air)
According to the National Household Travel Survey, Americans make more than 405 million long-distance business trips per year. Business travel is necessary, but it also takes us out of our routine and can lead to unhealthy and even dangerous lifestyle choices.
A 2011 study of frequent travelers found them to be at an increased risk of fatigue, weight gain, sleep problems, stress and a general lack of fitness that can ultimately have negative (and expensive) health outcomes. This can result in potentially deadly conditions such as stroke, heart attack, and deep-vein thrombosis.
Dr. Jo’s has presented more than 1000 programs to clients including The Advisory Board, Janney, Johnson & Johnson, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, and the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
In this fast-paced, interactive breakout, Dr. Jo uses scientific research from her review of over 1000 medical studies and interviews with 100+ traveling executives to offer real-life strategies for improving performance on the road by showing people how to have more energy while reducing the health risks associated with extensive travel.
Dr. Jo is the author of How to Stay Healthy & Fit on the Road (3rd edition due in 2020). In 1994, she began traveling for her own business and soon found herself falling into the same traps she now shows busy travelers how to avoid. Jo still travels with the same ugly forest green Brigg’s & Riley suitcase today as when she started and its lifetime warranty has replaced just about everything but that ugly green color. Unfortunately, no such warranty exists for people – so her message and lessons are more important than ever.
Attendees will leave this breakout with:
- A deeper understanding of the relationship between lifestyle choices and performance
- Strategies for making better choices at any restaurant or business function
- Creative strategies for fitting in fitness and fun on the road – without going to the gym
- Tools to manage jet lag and get a good night’s sleep virtually anywhere