Hi, I’m John Drury. I help professional business leaders achieve what’s important without losing what’s essential.
One of the challenges for all of us when we’re so busy is to look after our health and fitness. But it’s about the time, and it’s also about finding the energy to get moving.
There’s so many studies now that show the strong link between physical exercise and mental and emotional health.
It’s a no-brainer that this has got to be part of our life. It’s one of the important things that can get eroded by the “busyness of the everyday.”
I learned this the hard way. 20 years into running a large organization….over time I had let go of health and fitness as a priority … and ended up burning out.
Burnout is one of those cumulative things that catches up with you over time when you’re not looking after yourself in all the ways that you should.
When I got back to a regular exercise class after quitting my job and making some big changes in my life, I could not believe the stress release that the exercise class gave me three times a week. It made such a difference, not just physically but emotionally to my life.
So what can we do about this?
Firstly, you’ve got to decide to do something.
To start moving 30 to 60 minutes a day would be a great way to start. Going for a walk early in the morning, listening to a podcast, that’s a way to get moving without really putting your body through a lot of stress.
And then you can work up to committing to an exercise class; paying to be part of a class with a trainer for three sessions a week, say for a half hour, or paying a personal trainer. If you pay that money, it makes you commit to the time and it makes it all work a whole lot better.
Health issues like adding weight, and stress levels rising, and burnout, all develops over time. It doesn’t happen in a day or a month or even a year. It happens over time.
So what are you going to do today to start moving more every day and taking back the ground with your health and fitness?