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A High Performing Lifestyle for Professionals On The Go

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What if you woke up one morning with a sense of ease and overall wellbeing? You felt good, your energy was high and your mood was positive. Would you recognize this as success?

Why is it so hard for people to connect the dots between health and performance. Isn’t it obvious? If we live better won’t our life be better in every way? Our work life, home life, relationships, family, etc?

Think about how your ability to perform, lead and grow would change if you lived better. After all, if you don’t have your health, what does anything else matter? And if you don’t have a body, where are you going to live and how will you be successful? Health truly is our greatest asset.

Health is Wealth. Wealth = Complete & Total Well-Being. 

Wealth goes way beyond financial status. True wealth is about the whole being and includes the things money can’t buy. Wealth is about the balance we find from living our truest self and incorporating a lifestyle full of quality sleep, good food, and daily movement. True wealth is having an abundance of the things that mean something to you and give you the feeling of “richness.”

Managing Energy Is More Important Than Managing time

Imagine how much more you could do with the limited time you had if you were energized, focused, and calm from living a healthier lifestyle? Take time to prioritize your health and life will be better in every way. People that exercise every morning and take time to prepare healthy meals don’t have more time than you. They just prioritize their time differently in order to have more energy to do more with the time that they have. We only get one life and we are our own biggest health advocates. Start taking responsibility for your life and watch the magic happen.

Simple Tips for Peak Performance

These simple tips will give you the energy to do more with the limited time that you have.

  • Daily movement (think about movement as compound interest, a little each day is all you need)
    • Keep in mind that you don’t work out to lose weight, you work out to feel good.
  • Add just 30 minutes more to your nightly sleep (7-9 hours of sleep each night is shown to make you more productive, creative and improve your mood)
  • Take an epsom salt bath. Epsom salt is high in calming magnesium and can help you manage stress and improve sleep. Also, try incorporating these magnesium rich foods for less stress and better sleep.
  • Drink half your body weight in ounces of water each day (water energizes and cleanses the body and can also curb your appetite and cravings)
  • Add a simple superfood to your life (spirulina/chlorella is a fresh water algae that is super high in energizing chlorophyll and comes in tablet form for easy consumption)
  • Acid reflux or heart burn? Try hot water with lemon. Lemon is extremely alkalizing and helpful at managing pH balance. Spice up your drink by adding one shot of apple cider vinegar and a little drizzle of raw/local honey to an 8 ounce glass of lemon water.
  • Take a 12 hour overnight fast to clean the gut, improve digestion and boost metabolism. That means that if you eat at 7pm, try not to eat again until 7am or later. Intermittent fasting can be beneficial, but for most people it’s not always sustainable.

Just because your life consists of planes, trains, automobiles and you are constantly on the go, doesn’t mean you have to leave your healthy habits behind. Build a healthy lifestyle that goes where you go. Just because you are on the road for work doesn’t mean that you give up showering or brushing your teeth. Start building a healthy lifestyle by taking small steps that will soon turn into lifelong habits and daily rituals. Avoid long lists of ingredients. Upgrade the quality of everything you are consuming. Choose foods closest to the source. Use your common sense to make choices. If you can’t pronounce a food, it’s probably not real food! If you don’t know why are are following a diet, then it’s probably not something you can follow long-term. If a diet has you giving up healthy nutrient rich ancient grains and eating as much bacon as you want, probably not a good thing either.

On the Go/Travel Foods for Peak Performance

  • Trail mix
  • Lar bars
  • That’s It bars
  • Fresh fruit (apples, clementines bananas)
  • Dried mangos
  • Hummus & veggies
  • Oatmeal on The Run
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Smoothie
  • Natural PB & J on sprouted bread
  • Coconut water, mineral water, spring water
  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Hemp seeds (super high in protein, add to trail mix or mint smoothie recipe below)
  • Spirulina/Chlorella (your on the go real food multivitamin)
  • Honey Flax Energy Bites (recipe below)

Honey Flax Energy Bites

Healthier “Fast Food” Options

  • Chipotle
  • Panera
  • Any grocery store where your can get hummus, veggies, grab and go salads, guacamole, tortilla chips, fresh fruit
  • Most Walgreens & gas stations have some healthier options now like hummus and pretzel cups, fresh fruit, etc
  • Smoothies (look at all ingredients to make sure it’s real food not powders, supplements, or anything that contains a long list of ingredients)
  • Most airports have healthier items like nuts, seeds, trail mix, fresh fruit, hummus, veggies, green salads, and smoothie

View More On The Go Recipe Videos Below

You can put this high performing lifestyle together by taking our FREE 21 day challenge! This challenge was designed to teach you how to rest, eat, and move and discover the power of feeling your best. Click the image below to take the challenge!

How do you make your workplace healthier? Do you talk about health and how it directly relates to performance, productivity and engagement?

Contact me to learn more about how you can make your workplace, team, or group healthier and higher performing. Health is the core foundation for optimal performance.