Work Related Travel

Many people say they would love a job that allows them to travel the world. However, if you have such a job, you may know that jetting off to exotic locations all the time comes with its drawbacks.

It can be difficult being away from home so much – especially if you have a family that you wish you could get back to. You may spend most of your life living out of a suitcase and be frequently out of pocket while you wait for your work to pay back your expenses.

And, of course, living out of a suitcase and going on frequent long-haul flights is not fun for anyone, and it can play havoc with your health too.

If you are a frequent flyer, then you need to take steps to make sure you are not at risk of deep vein thrombosis. Move around within the airplane cabin as much as you can and exercise your calf muscles every half hour or so by stretching and rotating your ankles for a few minutes at a time. Drink plenty of water and abstain from drinking alcohol – even if you’re given champagne in first class!

While you’re away on business, it is likely that you will be invited to a lot of business meals. It can be very tempting to eat and drink everything that is offered to you, but if you go away a lot then the pounds will quickly start to pile on. When dining out, make the same healthy decisions that you would back home and take advantage of your hotel’s gym facilities to keep in shape.

If you feel like your family relationships are suffering, make sure you call home a lot and take a laptop so you can video call your other half and the rest of your family. It really does make all the difference when you can see their smiling faces. No matter how tired you are when you return home, make time for your family and do something special together.

If you are travelling outside Europe, then you may need to ensure your immunisations are up to date too. Broadgate General Practice offers in-depth travel and health advice and can provide all your vaccinations and medication for you. We also offer immediate consultations, so if you are called away on business at the last minute, we can get your travel vaccinations sorted out right away.

Broadgate General Practice are specialists in work travel and our clinic is conveniently located close to Bank and Liverpool Street tube stations. For more information about our travel clinic, visit Broadgate GP or call 020 7638 4330 today.