I often use the old analogy of owls and larks when it comes to a discussion on how we manage ourselves- before we manage time. Some of us by inclination are larks- early morning people who are at our best and brightest early in the day but tend to fade away as the day becomes longer. Others are owls- night birds who are uncomfortable with too early a start in the mornings but can plug on until very late at night.
Every one has an excuse for not keeping fit! I liked “10 Reasons Why You Are A Couch Potato”, by Allison Van Dusen in Forbes. She writes “Regular physical activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can lower people’s risk of a heart attack, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as help with weight control, relieve arthritis pain and even reduce symptoms of depression. It can also cut down on visits to the hospital and doctor’s office, as well as the need for medications.”
This led me to think about how busy executives can improve their fitness. Based largely on common sense and my own experience, here are my 7 Steps to Executive