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Healthy Diet + Exercise = Better Work

July 11, 2008

Which profile best fits you?

A) Wake up, exercise, eat a well-balanced breakfast, then head off to work.

B) Rush to work without breakfast, work until lunch, grab a slice of pizza and then back to work until it’s time to go home.

A recent Washington Post article says if you fit profile A, you will be more productive in the workforce than if you fit profile B. Think about it.

Our bodies are made to move, so the more active you are the more likely you are to stay energized and focused throughout the day. And while, the occasional piece of pizza will not hurt you, remember to think each day about the kind of food that will fuel you.

It really doesn’t matter when you exercise, the important point is to find exercise you love and do it consistently. Consider what time of day is best for you to get physical activity. Some people prefer to exercise first thing in the morning, while others prefer to later in the day. No one right way of eating or exercising works for anyone. When you find what works best for you, your health will improve and so will your productivity at work. And your boss may thank you.

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.