Are You a workaholic? How to Take Care of your Health While on the Move
If your business life is going full steam 24/7, you need to make sure that your body is not incurring too much stress, and causing you health issues. Many people who are overworked get high blood pressure, and other potentially deadly diseases that are not easy to see without testing.
Get a Check Up
Let your boss and your insurer know that you need to take an unscheduled checkup because of the additional workload. If you are struggling to get an appointment quickly, check if your insurer offer private fast track appointments. The sooner you are seen, the quicker you will feel better.
In the meantime, to reduce stress, adopt these tactics to improve your health:
Watch Your Diet
Being on the road usually means many dinner meetings with clients, potential clients or vendors. The key is to balance your food intake. If you know you will have a big lunch on some days, skip dinner. Do the same on days with breakfast meetings. Skip lunch and have a light dinner. If you cannot load up on vegetables and fruit during the meal meeting, do it on your other meal of the day. Be conscious of how you are eating, and you will maintain your weight
Invest in a Gym Membership
Doctor’s unanimously agree that one of the most important things that you can do to improve your health is to exercise regularly. You should develop an exercise routine that includes three critical areas: cardiovascular health which is the strengthening of your heart, circulatory system, and lungs. You should do strengthening exercises that will strengthen and tone the muscles throughout your body. And you should do regular stretching to loosen and make more flexible your joints and muscles. When done several times a week, for 30 minutes to an hour each session, you’ll see a significant improvement in your health.
Many people have a great challenge exercising regularly. They have very busy schedules that includes travel, they have a difficult time motivating themselves, or they are simply lazy. In any case, they do not get enough exercise. Purchasing a gym membership is one way to potentially get into the exercise routine. You can also use the membership when you travel because the gym you select should have gyms in many cities. Today many gyms have gone national and even international, allowing business travelers to work out no matter what major city they are in.
Spending the money on the membership will encourage you to keep going. They do not want to waste money every month, so if they pay the membership they will go. After short period of time going to the gym, they see the results and continue to go. Another benefit of buying a gym membership is that you surround yourself at the gym with other people who are exercising, and it is easier for you to get motivated.
Learn to Meditate
It might sound too new age, but meditation has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure, restore calm and promote a sense of well-being for practitioners. These benefits translate directly into better health.
Meditation is as simple as being quiet and focusing on an object that takes your focus off stressful thoughts. It takes a short while to get the hang of it, but once you do, you will fell the positive effects nearly immediately. It has been so effective that insurance companies are now promoting it for their clients.