In our quest for success, it’s so easy to push ourselves so hard to the point that our health suffers. Staying healthy is not something to add on to your life as an afterthought. It must always be uppermost in your mind as you work, play and do life with the people around you.
“The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives” ~ Denis Waitley
Success Demands a Healthy Lifestyle
There is nothing to be gained after 10, 20 , 30 years of hard work and building your empire only to discover that your body is not healthy enough to reap the rewards.
So you must make the effort to ensure that your body keeps up with your dreams – that you stay well and healthy all along the way to retirement.
I am one of those who consider themselves to be healthy just because there is the absence of any visible sign of sickness. So it was a rude awakening when I was told that I needed to make certain lifestyle adjustments if I wanted to continue in the game of life for a long period. So I made some mid term corrections to three areas.
#1. Eat Right
Eating right means that you eat what is beneficial for your long term health. We are all living longer and when your active working life is over, you need to be in good health.
Because of my work schedule, I found myself eating late at night on a regular basis. I don’t know about you but I have made some changes to my late night eating habit and I now sleep better and feel healthier for it.
So what changes are you going to make to your eating habits? There are tons of materials, coaches and courses that will help you with your eating. Whatever you do keep it simple, make the changes gradually and enjoy it.
#2. Exercise Right
There are many research studies that have shown the benefit of regular exercise to a long and healthy life. It is proven to lower the risk of you getting a heart attack, diabetes, stroke and high blood pressure.
Regular exercise is also known to make you feel much happier, relaxed and be in a good mood. Regular exercise helps you cope with stress better and you are less prone to irritation and anger.
With lower stress levels, higher fitness and increased oxygen flow to the brain, there is little argument about the value of exercise to a healthy, productive and successful life.
#3. Sleep Right
There is always the debate on how much sleep is good for you. My personal experience tells me that it’s not just the number of hours slept, but about the quality of the sleep. How much interruption did you get during the night?
More sleep does not always equal to a more restful experience because there are times when I sleep longer than I would normally do, and yet don’t feel any better off for it. Which makes me conclude that the quality of rest I get is more important than the number of hours I sleep.
I followed John Meese’s advice on getting more restful sleep. I disconnect early, dim the lights, create a habit around sleep and I monitor the hours and quality of sleep I get.
Commit to Improving Your Health
We all know what is right for us but we seldom do that which is right. That’s why I would recommend creating routines that will help you develop good habits around your health.
Remember that you are on the road to success and you need to get there in one piece and a healthy body. So commit to a healthy lifestyle by eating right, exercising right and sleeping right.
What healthy lifestyle habits do you have?