3 Simple Activities To Improve Your Health

Becoming A Healthy Leader

Becoming healthier in your leadership and life doesn’t have to be difficult. Though we often make health more difficult than it should be.

There are simple activities you can do every day to improve your health. You just have to be mindful of them.

Man walking trails and getting healthy

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We’re going to look at 3 simple activities you can do every day. The three activities will touch on three areas you probably need to be healthier. These areas are your physical, mental, and spiritual health.

With a few simple activities, you can become healthier. Let’s take a look at what you can do to become a healthier leader.

3 Simple Activities To Improve Your Health

1. Take a walk during lunch (or create walking meetings):

Walking is probably the simplest and easiest physical exercise you can do. And walking doesn’t have to impede much on your busy schedule. You can get walks in during regular business hours by planning them strategically.

Healthy Habits Of Successful Leaders – An Expert Roundup

Becoming A Healthy Leader

There are plenty of ways to become a healthy leader. I’ve shared various ways you can become a healthy leader over the last couple of weeks.

Today, I wanted to bring new voices to the conversation on what a healthy leader looks like. To do this, I reached out to leaders I admire and respect.

What are the habits of healthy leaders? Find out here

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I asked each of these leaders a single question about healthy leadership:

What healthy habits do you attribute to your success as a leader?

Their answers fell into 3 categories: Physical health, mental health, and spiritual health. These 3 areas of health are critical to your success and I’m glad to see a recurring theme among the answers.

I’m thankful to each of the over 50 leaders that responded and were willing to be a part of this expert roundup. I believe their insights into healthy habits of leaders will inspire you to find your own.

What Does A Healthy Leader Look Like?

Becoming A Healthy Leader

We all know a leader should be healthy. But what does a healthy leader look like? That’s a million dollar question. And a question that deserves an answer.

On becoming a healthy leader - Runner crossing the finish line

If you ask 10 people what a healthy leader looks like, you’ll probably get 10 answers. My opinion varies from other people I know but I believe it’s a good place to start.

What Does A Healthy Leader Look Like?

I believe a healthy leader looks to take care of their mental, physical, spiritual health. When a leader takes care of these 3 areas of their life, their life becomes better.

But why do these 3 health areas for a leader impact their lives so much? It’s because your mental, physical, spiritual health directly impacts the way you lead.

If you’re physically unhealthy, you won’t be able to keep up with the day-to-day grind of leadership. You’ll burn out. You’ll become tired. And you won’t have the energy to do the work.