The Travel Shutdown Made This Businessman 61 Pounds Lighter

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Unlike numerous Americans whose lives have been lost or harmed, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lifestyle and led to an improvement in the health of Illinois-based business traveler Jeff Summers.The 55-year-old Summers is not the only one who has seen unexpected beneficial results after the deadly pandemic struck, says Robert Kushner, a doctor, weight management expert and professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. The pandemic eliminated or substantially reduced business trips, making many frequent business travelers healthier, he says.
Summers, one of Kushner’s patients, lives outside Chicago in Wheaton and directs sales and marketing for a software company. He traveled on business about every week before the pandemic, including quarterly trips to Europe. 

A pandemic-related halt in business travel resulted in the loss of 61 pounds for Illinois-based … [+] businessman Jeff Summers. This photo was taken before the weight loss. The photo below was taken this year after the weight loss.

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Jeff Summers after his weight loss.

Jeff Summers

“Travel often involved customer or co-worker entertainment with little regard for the volume of food and alcohol I was consuming,” Summers says. “My schedule was highly unstructured, my sleep varied wildly, my eating habits were unpredictable …

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