It is not about working harder... it is about working smarter. I do not love the emphasis around working 10-16 hour days 5-7 days a week. It affects all areas of health as the weeks turn into months turn into years. As a busy professional you want to be as productive yourself as well as your employees.
Here are a few statistics from an article by Aleksandar Dimovski(1) :
The numbers are staggering ... no wonder some employers push their employees to work longer days .. they may get a full 4 hours out of them!
There are many reasons why a working professional would not work to their full potential :
As an entrepreneur the work NEVER stops. Partially this is due to my brain always wanting to develop more, see more, connect more and see the success that I have already envisioned.
The connection between health and my success is something that I can't even joke about. It is AMAZING what I can accomplish when I fuel myself properly, get good sleep and stay hydrated. It got me thinking...
Was this connection just me ? Or is there some correlative science to this success. To my suprise numerous studies have been done connecting health to productivity to $$$.
The way I see it is the body is AMAZING. You can treat it however you like and you may be able to accomplish certain goals each month/ year. So what happens when you LEVEL UP your health? The sky's the limit.
Studies have shown that when health is made a priority in the workplace: "health-related productivity costs were more than four times greater than medical and pharmacy costs"(1)