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Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

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17 Jan 2014

Happy New Year!

How is everyone feeling after the Christmas break? Refreshed? Motivated? Or perhaps flagging a little bit after overindulging during the festive break?

One way to ensure you are on the top of your game is to look after yourself, both physically and mentally.

I go the gym around 3 times a week before work and Crossfit 2-3 times a week (schedule dependent). I eat healthily most of the time (I defy anyone who can do this 24/7 - surely this is impossible!) and strongly believe that you are what you eat.

Going to the gym, eating healthily and trying to keep my mind well definitely helps me when it comes to how productive I am in the workplace. Some might argue that the amount they sleep is a huge contributing factor for them - however, for me, the more I sleep the less productive I am - a bit odd I know.

By going to the gym in the morning I personally feel I kick start my day and have a lot more energy; my mind is active, I feel good about myself and, in turn, that makes me feel confident and motivated in my job.

People could argue that they don't have enough time to exercise, but I believe that having a good work/life balance has so many benefits, for both the short and long term, and a productive day will ultimately benefit us and our employers - a win win situation.

So those of you who go home and sit on your sofa until it's time to go to bed or who eat heavy, carb loaded, fatty food for your lunch at work (and make everyone else jealous of the smell of it, but possibly not the carb coma afterwards) - try to give healthy eating/living a go and see how it makes you feel. I am absolutely sure you'll feel the benefits fairly quickly and in turn, productivity should increase.

And if not...perhaps you're in the wrong job!

How important is healthy eating to your working day; is it at the front of your mind, or an afterthought only realised once you've exhausted your current energy levels? Leave your thoughts and personal techniques on achieving a healthy body and healthy mind below.

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