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Americans forfeit healthy habits while traveling

eTN Staff Writer  Feb 19, 2009

SILVER SPRING, MD - Although nearly half (45 percent) of American adults made a health-related New Year's resolution for 2009, more than two out of five (42 percent) have already fallen off the wagon, according to new research from Cambria Suites.

While adhering to health and wellness practices in everyday life is challenging for many Americans, the same study shows travel presents additional difficulties in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In fact, 83 percent of travelers find it difficult to stick to a healthy lifestyle while on the road, with nearly one-third (29 percent) finding it very difficult or impossible.

Healthy eating is the hardest habit to maintain, with 61 percent of survey respondents admitting this aspect is difficult to stick to while traveling. Second in difficulty is exercising (52 percent), followed by getting adequate sleep (48 percent). Nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of Americans find minimizing stress to be difficult on the road, and about one-fifth (17 percent) say it's hard to resist the urge to smoke.

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