As business travel returns to normal after the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study suggests that this travel could affect your health – and your waistline. In a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, researchers at Emory found that frequent business travel, starting at six days per month but worst over 20 days a month, is associated with obesity, higher body fat percentage and belly fat. And the effects on body fat and belly fat were worse for female business travelers than males. If you must travel a lot for work, get adequate sleep and exercise, eat as healthy as possible, drink plenty of water, and schedule time for rest and reflection to minimize stress.