It’s a proven fact; the healthier you are the better you perform both personally and professionally. According to an article on NBCNEWS.com, exercise makes you perform better at work.
As well, there is a direct correlation to happiness and fitness. It’s not just about how we feel about ourselves. It’s all about the endorphins we release with the right exercise and diet. I’m not referring to a diet where you quickly drop a bunch of weight only to gain it all back (and some) when you get off the diet. I’m talking about a diet of healthy eating.
So besides eating healthy, why should you care about endorphins? Here’s why; endorphins stimulate the brain and numb pain. They create feelings of elation and contentment. They lower your stress. The name comes from endogenous (meaning within) and morphine (morphine being a pain killer).
So if you really want to feel better, perform better and have an overall improved outlook in life, exercise and eat right.
“Science backs up the premise that regular exercise actually boosts your mood and makes you a more joyful person. When you workout intensely, physiological changes take place in your body that increase a feeling of happiness.” (Fitday.com)
Often, the thought of taking on one more thing, like exercise and eating healthy, seems overwhelming. Mostly because we see no end in sight. A simple solution is to make the change for specific period of time. In many circles, 30 day challenges have become very popular.
Challenges range from work related such as committing to a minimum number of sales calls per day to personal goals of increasing the amount of time someone spends with their spouse and/or kids.
Physical challenges have ranged from eating raw for 30 days, no sugar for 30 days, 30 days of 100 squats, walking 30 minutes a day for 30 days or doing 30 sit ups a day for 30 days.
Another popular health challenge has been a 30 day Green Smoothie challenge.
Whatever the challenge, the idea is to make it a stretch and yet, doable. You don’t want to commit to something that is going to be impossible to achieve or something that will injure you. For example, if someone has been a royal couch potato for a long time and commits to immediately running 10 miles a day for 30 days this is a foolish challenge.
As with any goal you set, you want to make it realistic while pushing your own limits. Something that many experts recommend before starting a 30 day physical challenge is to check with your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough to begin. This is a good idea for many people. For others, you already know what your limits are.
Disclaimer: I am not a health expert, nutritionist, or medical expert so I take no responsibility in the choice you make. I’m an entrepreneur who knows that we all deal with challenges on a daily basis. The better we feel the better we respond to the daily challenges.
When I work with my clients, I look for ways to get them to perform at their best. I focus on their focus in business as well as their level of fulfillment in what they do. Knowing that there is a very close relationship between how we feel physically, emotionally and spiritually to how well we perform in our businesses, I’ve decided to open up a 30 day health and fitness challenge beginning on July 1st.
Although my focus is on working with women, the challenge is open to anyone who cares to join in.
To learn more about the challenge, go to Women’s Health & Fitness on Facebook, LIKE the page and get ready to pull your own covers on what you need to challenge yourself with during the month of July.
Check out the 30 DAY CHALLENGE
See you on the other side of the 30 Day Challenge!