“Healthy people are more creative, mentally sharp, and productive. Face it. We don’t always take care of ourselves as well as we should. It’s hard because life gets in the way—doubly so if we have a busy and productive work life. And when faced with the choice between hard work and convenience, guess which one wins out most of the time?
But whether it’s convenient or not, maintaining our health should come first, before our daily to-do’s, before our work. Why? Because if we aren’t healthy, we can’t be successful, either—at home or at work.”
So Let’s Talk About the Basics:
We tend to think simplistically about a certain food. Those of us who face a daily bombardment of emails, reports, and mounds of activities work relate like to think of it as “fuel.” That analogy is a little misleading, nonetheless. As Friedman points out, you can expect a certain level of consistency with energy and fuel. Food, in other ways, is less predictable. What you dine affects your productivity in different ways, so eat smart.
Now let’s move into sleep:
“Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development.
The damage from sleep deficiency can occur in an instant (such as a car crash), or it can harm you over time. For example, ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others.”
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