Frequent travel is damaging to health and wellbeing, according to new study

Thursday 6 August 2015

A new study published today in the journal Environment & Planning A has described how the glamorisation of frequent, long-haul travel ignores and exacerbates the physiological, psychological, and societal costs of our ‘hypermobile’ lifestyles.

Researchers from the University of Surrey and Lund University (Sweden) investigated how frequent, long-distance travel is represented in mass and social media. They found that the images portrayed do not take into account the damaging side effects of frequent travel such as jet-lag, deep vein thrombosis, radiation exposure, stress, loneliness and distance from community and family networks.

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