Many in-house lawyers are frequent travelers. They fly for client meetings, for huddles with outside counsel, for team gatherings and conferences, CLE sessions.
The degradation to their health that results starts with weight gain and includes higher blood pressure, worse cholesterol, more stress, and poorer sleep patterns. All these maladies are described in the Wall St. J., Aug. 16, 2011 at D2. This blog too has diagnosed the toll of travel (See my post of May 27, 2007: with scattered lawyers, frequent flights; March 1, 2009: dispersed law department requires more travel for leaders; April 27, 2009: video conferencing saves travel wear and tear; July 16, 2009: frequent travel demands stamina; July 17, 2009: circuit-riding visits to remote offices; and Dec. 9, 2009: punishing peripatetic lawyers.).