The Long-Term Effects Of Paying Attention To Your Health

Becoming A Healthy Leader

After a months worth of content, you have a great idea of what it takes to BECOME a healthy leader. You need to make sure you’re exercising regularly, taking care of your mind, and tending to your soul.

These three areas are vital to the health of you and your ability to lead. But what are the long-term effects of paying attention to your health? There are plenty. And you need to know them to motivate you to maintain your healthy lifestyle.

Take care of your health so you can lead better long-term

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Let’s take a look at the long-term effects of paying attention to your health today. It matters more than you can believe and impacts your leadership greater than you thought.

The Long-Term Effects Of Paying Attention To Your Health

When you think of the effects of your health, you probably think of the immediate payoffs. You think about the 10 pounds you shred doing the P90X workout or how you can run a 5K when walking to the street corner winded you.

Push Through The Pain

 

Athletes know about pain. They feel it every day.

Pain comes when they push their bodies to the breaking point. In exercise. In eating. In resting.

Every practice, every competition, every workout… Their body is being torn apart.

Pain enters and leaves their bodies. Yet they continue to enter the pain zone. Not only that, they push through the pain zone.

As they push through the pain zone, athletes realize something. Pain is only temporary. If you go long enough, you can get through the pain.

Pain Is Temporary

I’ve discovered this in my running. Starting to run again after an injury has been difficult.

My body remembers the motions, but the body has lost its endurance. Within minutes, my body wants me to quit. My body is screaming at me that running hurts.