Thursday, August 02, 2007

66 Tips For Better Networking - #22

Route 66 - The Journey Toward Success

Sleep, Eat Right and Exercise

It should go without saying that if you do not take care of yourself you cannot take care of others. In today's "go-go" culture, many people justify that they can get by on less sleep than is necessary, eat like crap, and have no regular physical activity. I have friends who are so driven in business that they only sleep four or five hours per night. Others who eat fast food or skip meals think they can handle this lack of nutrients. And then there are the ones who have no exercise routine at all and are just couch potatoes.

While they claim that this lifestyle "works for their body", over time a life style that rejects your health will take its toll on you physically and mentally.

It is easy to tell who does none of these things. They quickly gain weight and have less energy, and their productivity will suffer. However, it is the people who do one or two of these things, probably fanatically, that can cover it up. Working out can mask the downside of poor eating. Eating well can compensate for your lack of sleep or exercise.

You need to remember that your body is a fine tuned machine. Like a car needs gasoline, oil and water in the right amounts (and in the right places), you too need to have all the correct ingredients in place to perform at your best.

I know that when I do not eat right I can get downright mean. No sleep....I am sluggish all day. And while I am not an athletic, if I do not get to the gym three times a week I am not mentally sharp.

You owe it to yourself and those around you to be a peak performer. Care for your body and it will help your outward image shine!

Have A Great Day.


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