25 Dec Staying balanced…with your health
Making a lot of money is just part of a satisfying life. While it’s true that my main goal on this website is to help you to increase your earnings and net worth, that doesn’t mean that I think that being rich is the answer to all of life’s problems.
That’s why you need to find balance in your life, especially as you start to reach higher levels of success. I have already mentioned the importance of not neglecting your family, so let me talk a little about not neglecting your health.
Most of what I teach you can be done with a computer, internet access, and a telephone. However, that doesn’t mean that spending eight hours a day in a chair is good for you. In fact, some studies suggest that a desk job might be linked to a multitude of health problems!
Aside from using standing desk or changing the way you sit, how can you care for your health?
Eat right and get moving!
I won’t go into too many details about diet here – you know what you should be eating: more vegetables and fewer starches and breads. But did you know how much exercise the average adult should be getting every week?
According to the CDC:
Adults need at least 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week and muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms)
1 hour and 15 minutes (75 minutes) of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity (i.e., jogging or running) every week and muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
an equivalent mix of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders, and arms).
How are you measuring up?
If we are honest, most of us could probably stand to improve at least a little bit. But don’t feel like you will never reach that goal of 150 minutes – the CDC says that you can start small and even break that number up into smaller increments of 10 minutes. Take a walk during your lunch break, have a walk and talk meeting in the hallways, or consider a gym membership if your company or budget provides for it.
I want you to be successful for a long time, and caring for your health is one piece of the puzzle.