We work hard to lead companies, we plan our careers carefully, but how many of us strategically manage our well-being?
There is a natural trend to leave healthy behavioural habits in the background, which are the necessary structure to undertake any activity successfully.
A correct diet, maintaining regular physical activity, adequate rest, and spending some time on other activities unrelated to the project itself (leisure, hobbies, etc…) are affected. If we have not worked on keeping these healthy habits in advance, the effort to maintain ourselves is much higher.
The variation on our usual behaviour pattern is personal and depends a lot on self-perception, but there are general deviations in all of us. To have real data on the changes experienced in these situations where we ask ourselves to be at our best, I collected information from entrepreneurs and MBA students, which serves as an example of how we perceive the stress and the changes in our wellbeing.
In my study, it becomes clear that lack of physical exercise, less and more inadequate quality sleep, and changes in diet are areas affected before, during, and after the challenge or activity.
Almost 70% of the group studied admitted to having a poor diet (excess, defect, or unbalanced), an abuse of stimulant drinks, altered sleep patterns, and a difficult return to normal. This pattern is consistent with how we behave over the last three months.
How to strategically lead our HEALTH? In business, we know the relevance of Preparation. Having more healthy balances, and more effective actions are critical.
To increase our efficiency in this period, we could benchmark a business strategy. I translate this into easy actions that could have a meaning for our health:
1.- Incorporate digital tools that are at our fingertips and make this habit enjoyable. – (nutrition, sports…etc)
2.- Incorporation of patterns as it were a formal report to deploy
3.- Knowledge of ourselves. In the same way we know our sector and of the opportunities.
In summary, one of the critical questions we face is how to rebound and what the residual effects will be. Looking at how business is reputed from an economic shock and how long-lasting the damage is, the actions are different. For example, a greater awareness of health and the corresponding desire to live healthier could bring about a lasting change in where, how, and what we eat.
This crisis is new, and new challenges demand new voices. Let’s go beyond just thinking about a vaccine. We are talking about Nutrition and COVID 19, and there is no specific diet today to prevent, but having the right nutrition is an asset. Let’s not weaken our bodies with inadequate nutrition; certain nutrients help optimize its functioning.
At a minimum, for the immune system to function correctly, it is necessary to obtain the recommended dietary allowance (RDA). The latest news shows the potential role of vitamin C and vitamin D; Minerals such as Zinc and Selenium too. To increase our diet with Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA), would help in the inflammation and immune properties. The step to action is in our hands.
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