Negative Effects of Business Travels
Spending half your life on business trips instead of sitting in your office seems like a dream job to any ambitious worker. Many researchers found a link between business trips and long-term health conditions like cardiovascular disease and obesity which is directly connected to poor food choices, lack of sleep and the stress of travel.
A recently published study found that the number of nights spent away from home on a business travel has a direct effect on mental health as well. Researchers found that the health costs can take a toll on companies as well.
According to the research:
“Behavioral and mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, poor sleep, and alcohol dependence can create immediate costs through reduced employee productivity and performance, absenteeism, presenteeism, short-term disability, and possibly strained or severed relationships with suppliers.”
On business travels, people change time zones, relay on unhealthy food options at airports and people don’t exercise as much as they would if they stayed home. The new study also suggests that employers should inform their employees who travel a lot that there are some negative effects of regular business trips on their overall health. Also, employers should make sure that they offer accommodations that are well equipped with fitness facilities and healthy food options to reduce the negative effects of consistent traveling. Also, the importance of frequent business traveling should be examined as well. Or maybe having more people in the company involved in business traveling in order to reduce the number of travels per one person.
What Your Period Can Tell You About Your Health
Periods can be tough on a regular woman. And we all have different symptoms and those symptoms can reveal a few things about our mental health.
“Paying attention to how you’re bleeding is a good way to find out about other health conditions in your body,” explains Leah Millheiser, the director of the Female Sexual Medicine Program at Stanford University.
From the bright red to brownish, the color of blood usually doesn’t say a lot about your health. At the beginning of your period, the blood is usually bright red and after a couple of days, the color of your blood can transition from red to brownish. Millheiser says.
“Brownish blood is basically just older blood that’s been in your uterus for a lot longer than fresh blood. It’s had a chance to oxidize, so it’s not as bright.”
Blood clots, however, if larger than a quarter, might be an indicator of a larger problem. If you feel you are passing consistent and large clots, rather than the occasional clot, talk to your gynecologist.
Irregular periods are worthy of investigation. For starters, daily stress could be the main culprit here. Also, it could be an indicator of polycystic ovary syndrome, which is a mild and manageable hormone disorder. Heavier periods also doesn’t have to mean a lot, however, if for any reason you are concerned, it is always worth checking with your gynecologist.
Dance for Good Mental Health
The ability to move your body and the happiness that one can find in music has a great positive impact on your mental health. Accepting your body and building your confidence can be acquired through dancing. Through dance, you can express your creativity while feeling that you are achieving something useful whether it’s a new movement or dance.
Plus, dancing is a form of exercise which means happy hormones are being released while you are sweating and feeling good.
Through dance you are able to express yourself where words fail us, the movement can step in and help you express your creativity.
Also, through dance, you are getting all the social support that you need. You are meeting new people and maybe new friends. Many world dance styles are taught in groups where a team of people have shared goals, space, and experience which can increase a sense of kinship and unity with others.
Dance can also provide an opportunity for mental escape which is very much needed in certain periods of our lives. Instead of overthinking your day, any physical activity including dance can provide you with relief and mental escape.