The economic crisis today has affected a lot of people and caused widespread depression. There are two usual ways to compensate for this. One is to go into a starvation mode and die like a replica of your high school’s science laboratory’s skeletal system. The other is to go the opposite way and switch on the binging mode. Most prefer the latter option since it creates a feel-good emotion. Even middle-aged businessmen choose this route.
In fact, it’s not uncommon to observe people in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s to have dowdy looks and bulging stomachs beneath their savvy business attires. The usual reason that they give out when asked why this is so is “I’m busy”. They usually attribute their unhealthy lifestyle to the difficult times, busy schedules and unwise eating habits.
However, there is an increasing number of professionals and executives who have developed taut bodies and rejuvenated looks. They have successfully defied the stereotypical image of harassed workers that has long been embedded in the consciousness of the general public.
Contractors should not be exempted from the health and fitness craze that has taken hold of quiet a number of workers. Here are the most important reasons why.
Being healthy makes you look and feel good. Eating the right kind of food coupled with regular aerobic exercise and muscle strengthening routines allow your body to repair the ravage those years of sedentary lifestyle and vices have produced. Taking multivitamins or mineral supplements will also boost your immune system.
By avoiding too much alcohol, cigarette smoking and illegal drugs, you can also lengthen your life. When the inside organs are healthy, it will reflect in your physical image. People are inherently visual creatures so they will notice the flattering change and congratulate you for it. This in turn will make you feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, your relationship with other people improves. There is no more angst, useless worry and other negative energy that will stay inside your heart.
The second reason why contractors should stay fit is that they can be mentally sharp for a longer period of time. Since their brain cells are well nourished because of proper oxygenation brought about by regular physical activities, they can focus on their tasks better. They can also make rational judgments and wiser decisions. Instead of hiring consultants, they can take matters into their own hands and brainstorm together with their staff. Not only is this cost-effective, it is also a subtle way to boost the morale of your employees since they will feel that they are indeed important members of the company. Their output will surely improve, bringing better performance to the work area.
Third, contractors can better balance their time between their personal and professional lives if they are healthier. You can be the best boss and best parent at the same time. There is no need to sacrifice one for the other. When in the office, you will find it effortless to devote all your attention to the tasks at hand, whether you need to sign checkbooks, deal with demanding clients, close business deals and so on. Consequently, at home, you can focus all your attention on the needs of your wife and kids without draining yourself. In fact, you will enjoy your bonding moments with them, be it watching a movie, having fun in the park, savoring a well-prepared dinner and more.
Do not be dragged down by the collective wave of pessimism. Do your part in staying fit and healthy and you will reap the rewards sooner than expected.