Why Frequent Business Travel is So Bad For You?

You may be stuck in your office wondering how you ended up in this boring office doing tax audits all day while your friends works his awesome job where he gets to travel the world and constantly rubs it in your face. Well I have some news for you that may put all that envy to the side and show you all the health effects that you’re “avoiding” by  living a stable life stuck in one place every Monday through Friday

FREQUENT BUSINESS TRAVELERS AGE FASTER

Scientists understand that specific genes can influence how fast a person ages… and it also appears that the more someone travels, the faster they age. Frequent flying can lead to chronic jet lag, which can cause memory impairment and has been linked in studies to disrupting gene expression that influences aging and the immune system, and increased risk of heart attack or stroke

THEY’RE EXPOSED TO MORE RADIATION THAN IS CONSIDERED HEALTHY

If aging faster than everyone else wasn’t enough to get rid of that envy of your friends’ time traveling the world then consider this. The radiation exposure is HUNDREDS of times higher at higher altitudes than at sea level and because of these frequent flyers are subject to an amount of radiation that is actually considered unhealthy and will actually cause some sort of long standing medical issue in their life. Sheesh, that’s a tough one to swallow just for those pictures from various airports around the world that your friend always posts on instagram.

THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS WEAKER

Because they are constantly on planes and constantly breathing the same recycled air as everyone else on the plane they are exposed to much more germs than most people are on the ground. Not only does this make their immune system work harder to fight off the excess germs but because they are in a constant state of jet lag their immune system is weaker in general from not having a normal and cyclic sleep schedule, which all in all leads to a bad concoction for the health of your friend.  They may not get sicker than you just because they take a couple trips. But if they are constantly taking trips for work they should noticeably be sick more than you are.

THEY HAVE HIGHER RISK OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, TOO

The disruption of the circadian rhythm from jet lag affects mood, judgment, and concentration for up to six days. The cumulative effect of the stress from preparing for a trip and the jet lag from those trips can lead to “travel disorientation.”

While those instagram likes and being the envy of your peers sure does sound nice im not sure the frequent flyer or road warrior lifestyle is for me. Hopefully this article has informed you of the health risks involved with constantly taking fights whether they are work related or not. Be safe out there and be sure to keep in contact with a medical professional if you are actually required to fly constantly for your job.

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Top 10 scariest movies of all time

10) Paranormal Activity (2007)

The secret of Paranormal Activity scares lies in the fact that the movie is recorded as if it were amateur and is definitely a great part of our Top ten, even if everything is staged. Originally released in 2007, the film is already in its fourth sequel. The script, intriguing and scary, bets on the supernatural to scare the viewers.

9) Poltergeist (1982)

The horror classic of the 1980s continues to scare through generations. It is the story of a family terrified by a ghost, which peaks when the youngest daughter is kidnapped through the television. Mixing elements of science fiction, the film has become one of the scariest of all time. This is a great one on our Top Ten Lists.

8) The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

Based on a true story, Emily Rose’s Exorcism ensures her tension by interspersing the girl’s story with the trial of the priest accused of killing her (since Rose had died during the exorcism). Entitled to all the scariest elements of demonic possession films, the feature was responsible for terrifying nights for everyone who watched it.

7) The Prophecy (1976)

Another classic of terror, The Prophecy brings the imaginary Antichrist, reincarnated in a child that nothing resembles the boys his age. It is that after seeing his son die in childbirth, Gregory Peck’s character kidnaps a baby in the maternity ward without knowing its real identity.

6) The Orphanage (2007)

We have to see why this one figures on our Top Ten Lists: the Spaniards rock when the subject is a horror movie! Presented by master Guillermo Del Toro, The Orphanage is such an intriguing story, that keep your eyes glued to the screen from beginning to end.

5) The Call (2002)

Even though today’s Call has turned the cliché, it is undeniable that the movie scared us (and a lot) when it was released – there in the early 2000s. It is based on a Japanese film, other masters on terror. If your phone rang while you were watching, my dear, you knew what it is to be truly afraid!

4) The Amityville Horror (2005)

Another movie based on real facts (this raises the tension, does not it?), Horror in Amityville has left everyone electrified and this no one can deny. It is that the formula haunted house, however cliché, always ends up scaring. The 2005 film is a remake of the 1979 classic, as scary as it was.

3) La Casa Muda (2010)

Completely independent this should definitely be part of anyone´s Top ten, this Uruguayan film was the great surprise of the Cannes Film Festival in 2010. With a budget of only $ 6 thousand, the film was recorded in just 4 days. The House was based on a mysterious crime of the country and, believe me, it is very, very scary!

2) The Conjuring (2013)

Bad Invocation debuted in 2013 showing that Hollywood still knows how to make good horror movies. Invoking all the classic elements of the genre, the film does not fall into clichés and holds attention from beginning to end. Needless to say, that too, was based on real cases.

1) The Shining (1980)

At the top of our list could not fail to be The Enlightened One. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, the film, based on Stephen King’s book, combines elements of the supernatural with madness and murder. I did not want to be in that hotel being chased by the crazy Jack Torrance as our first spot on our Top tenTop ten list!

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