Between your job, your exercise program, your friends, your hobbies, and pretty much everything else you want to get done, achieving your goals and nailing your deadlines is often harder than it should be. Heck, for some people just creating an efficient to-do list is a major achievement, and that is where today’s podcast comes in.
Our desk jobs, commuting, watching TV, and playing video games all conspire to make us sedentary and this comfortable lifestyle takes its toll. Even those of us who exercise regularly still spend much of the workday planted in a chair in front of the computer.
The solution: Reduce our sedentary behaviors to a total of just 3 hours per day and we have the potential to increase our average life expectancy by 2 years. Awesome! Right?
Guest Hero: Monica Reinagel – licensed nutritionist with a Master’s of Science in Human Nutrition.
It’s Monday morning. In a surprise turn of events, you feel great! Sadly, something goes awry with the kids, or you take a little too long chatting after your sunrise yoga class, or doing your morning journalling, or spacing out on your coffee cup, and you find yourself running late. So you put your coffee in a travel mug, grab a banana and eat on the way to work. You think to yourself “at least I didn’t grab one of the crappy meal replacement bars” – you are still on track! Right?
Today we’re going to talk about the particular ways to start your day. Over at Lifehacker.com I found and article where they say that the first hour of your morning sets the stage for the entire day to follow. Wow. Let’s sit on that for a second. Think back to this morning. How did you spend your first hour?
There are so many people, like you and me, who enjoy their day job, kick ass in the cubicle and flourish in the 9-to-5. We pounce on the chance to get stuff done and can’t wait to knock the next item off of our to-do list — but we might also be gaining weight from sitting at a desk all day. We can’t wait wait for our next assignment and thrive on getting lost in the flow of a job well done but we also worry about dozing off in our afternoon meeting. We are email ninjas who have inbox zero within our grasp but also have an inkling that we could be more productive overall and less stressed on a daily basis. If any of those thoughts have crossed your mind, this podcast is for you.