How much is your health worth to you?

by Raygun
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After seeing a few posts about what people do throughout their day I thought I would remind many of you the importance of taking care of yourself physically.

I know how much of a commitment it is to become successful online. I also know how much sitting around it involved too.

I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to get off your butt and get the blood flowing. Even a little exercise each day will help you refresh your mind and your body.

Look at it like this, don't you want to be around for a long time to enjoy all the cash you are making online? How can you be serious about your business if you are not serious about your health? Take the time and make sure that you are doing something each day. Hopefully 1 person reads this and decides that they want to take care of themselves to be around a long time for their friends and family.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marhelper
    Good point. I have to get back to my afternoon walks/run.
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  • Profile picture of the author success_89
    This is very true, as much time as one may spend blogging, writing articles, social bookmarking, writing copy, skyping clients returning emails..... which are all usually done while sitting, i'd like to add to this post and say, take 15 minutes and raise your heart rate atleast, go for a short walk, jumping jacks, or anything to get yourself moving, your body will appreciate it
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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    Had a car accident 2 years ago and am in constant pain. Been to 20+ doctors. basically none of them can help. If I had a dog in this much pain, I'd put him down.

    You value somethings way too little until you lose them.

    If you can walk in the sun and enjoy the afternoon, I highly recommend it. (I can walk, but every movement hurts like an ice pick is wiggling around in my spine. Hard to enjoy too much walking. Though if I sit real still in the sun, there are still some good moments.)
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    • Profile picture of the author Raygun
      Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

      Had a car accident 2 years ago and am in constant pain. Been to 20+ doctors. basically none of them can help. If I had a dog in this much pain, I'd put him down.

      You value somethings way too little until you lose them.

      If you can walk in the sun and enjoy the afternoon, I highly recommend it. (I can walk, but every movement hurts like an ice pick is wiggling around in my spine. Hard to enjoy too much walking. Though if I sit real still in the sun, there are still some good moments.)
      If this doesn't show people that they need to appreciate what they have I don't know what will. I am sorry that you are in so much pain, I truly hope that you get better as time goes on.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hanz
      Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

      Had a car accident 2 years ago and am in constant pain. Been to 20+ doctors. basically none of them can help. If I had a dog in this much pain, I'd put him down.

      You value somethings way too little until you lose them.

      If you can walk in the sun and enjoy the afternoon, I highly recommend it. (I can walk, but every movement hurts like an ice pick is wiggling around in my spine. Hard to enjoy too much walking. Though if I sit real still in the sun, there are still some good moments.)
      That's awful. It makes me value the things I never valued before. We take things for granted until we lose 'em.
      So how are you feeling now compared to a year ago? Slow recovery? Less pain than before?
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      So true, Raygun. I'm bad about getting exercise in the winter. In the summer I bike and walk, that's about all my knees will take after years of sports, but it's good exercise. Of course, if I could just cut down on the snacking! It's so easy when you work at home to just go grab a snack. I don't even think about it most of the time.

      Originally Posted by DogScout View Post

      Had a car accident 2 years ago and am in constant pain. Been to 20+ doctors. basically none of them can help. If I had a dog in this much pain, I'd put him down.

      You value somethings way too little until you lose them.

      If you can walk in the sun and enjoy the afternoon, I highly recommend it. (I can walk, but every movement hurts like an ice pick is wiggling around in my spine. Hard to enjoy too much walking. Though if I sit real still in the sun, there are still some good moments.)
      Man, sorry to hear that Mark. I give you a standing ovation for keeping your sense of humor. For some people, the battle with pain overcomes their sense of humor, but yours is alive and well, even if it is a little too dry for some folks to get sometimes.
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  • Profile picture of the author jessewrites
    Excellent point. I know that my productivity suffers greatly when I don't do my workouts. If I want to make money, I need to take care of my health. It's that simple.
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  • Profile picture of the author DogScout
    I need to believe that as well. Thanks for your concern,
    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author jedz
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    Yes, let's just always remember that health is wealth.
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    • Profile picture of the author Hanz
      Originally Posted by jedz View Post

      Yes, let's just always remember that health is wealth.
      Correct. As the man from Princess Bride said "If you haven't got your health, you haven't got anything."
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    • Profile picture of the author Desh
      I would agree, your health is of utmost importance. Get moving every day and take time off for your body and mind to really enjoy your success!
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  • Profile picture of the author Raza Begg
    Good Reminder Bro!
    I jus kicked myself in the butt I need to start going to the gym. I had a minor heart attack when i was 32 and i have let myself go and gain about 50 pd. I need to drop the weight.
    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author techinik
    Originally Posted by Raygun View Post

    After seeing a few posts about what people do throughout their day I thought I would remind many of you the importance of taking care of yourself physically.

    I know how much of a commitment it is to become successful online. I also know how much sitting around it involved too.

    I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to get off your butt and get the blood flowing. Even a little exercise each day will help you refresh your mind and your body.

    Look at it like this, don't you want to be around for a long time to enjoy all the cash you are making online? How can you be serious about your business if you are not serious about your health? Take the time and make sure that you are doing something each day. Hopefully 1 person reads this and decides that they want to take care of themselves to be around a long time for their friends and family.
    Health is extremely important to me. Because what the hell I will do with 100 million dollars if I couldn't able to move from my bed?
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  • Staying healthy is of utmost importance. Before I got into working online, I was in a job that would require me to stand & walk short distances, almost 8 hours. Then I got promoted as a Manager. Before I knew it, I fell ill.

    The drastic change from a active lifestyle to nearly a couch potato nearly killed me.
    I regularly work out now & have also learned ways to keep fit even with a sedentary job.

    Here are a few things we need to do to stay fit in the long run:
    * Drink at least a glass of water every hour
    * Ensure you get off your chair & stretch (ideally this should be every 15 mins, but those of us used to working long hours to complete something know this can be annoying & break the thought process, so do it every 2 hours at least)
    * Take deep breaths when possible
    * Take a walk around the block at least once a day, run up 2 sets of stairs
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  • Profile picture of the author coolice
    It's the MOST important thing in my life. How could you enjoy the money you make, the success you have if you are constantly under stress and not giving a rest and peace on your body.
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  • Profile picture of the author catherine ford
    For the brain and the body to fully function you need to eat well pleanty of fruit and vegetables and antioxidants, no super foods just great fresh food, have enough sleep and also get enough exercise.
    Catherine
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    • Profile picture of the author ktmurf
      I notice that most people (when discussing exercise) say that they go to the gym or go for a walk or run when they "have time." I too, constantly struggled with work and family obligations to make time to exercise. My big epiphany came when I finally started scheduled gym time and not cancelling or postponing for any reason (except an emergency, of course).

      It's very easy to put off exercising because to most people it's not important that it be done today, they can do it tomorrow, or next thursday. Next thing you know, next Thursday is next July and you're staring down the barrel of a stroke, or worse.

      I've recently also quit smoking (24 weeks this week) so I've given great thought to my health and well-being. Exercise and stress relief, relaxation time is in my daily routine now and things are going great! I couldn't have done it without my Mother though. God Bless her, she's a school teacher/hypnotherapist and she's helped make great improvements to my life.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Fan
    Ever since I've had an almost fatal accident during my reckless youth I took my lesson. Actually it was more like an awakening. It was 1966 when we had one of those crazy parties and you could see all these folks cheering and chanting who would make the biggest jump in the pool. People cheering unanimously GO GO GO clapping and there I was sprinting like there's no tomorrow. Who would make the biggest leap? I did. But the pool was empty. A sick joke? Maybe.

    I survived the accident with broken ribs and fractures. It was that day when I met the woman of my dreams as if this event glued us together in a bond of feverish love. She dragged me to the hospital. It was then that I knew life was so precious. Ever since me and my future wife trotted in waves off the shore hand in hand loving each other - and that flame holds strong to this very day. Appreciate your health and give love because love you'll get.
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    • Profile picture of the author Raygun
      Originally Posted by The Fan View Post

      Ever since I've had an almost fatal accident during my reckless youth I took my lesson. Actually it was more like an awakening. It was 1966 when we had one of those crazy parties and you could see all these folks cheering and chanting who would make the biggest jump in the pool. People cheering unanimously GO GO GO clapping and there I was sprinting like there's no tomorrow. Who would make the biggest leap? I did. But the pool was empty. A sick joke? Maybe.

      I survived the accident with broken ribs and fractures. It was that day when I met the woman of my dreams as if this event glued us together in a bond of feverish love. She dragged me to the hospital. It was then that I knew life was so precious. Ever since me and my future wife trotted in waves off the shore hand in hand loving each other - and that flame holds strong to this very day. Appreciate your health and give love because love you'll get.
      Seriously your story sounds like it could be a movie. Glad it has such a happy ending
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        While I'm working away at the computer, I allow myself 45 minutes on, 15 off. During that 15 off, I kick on and dance to music depending on the mood I'm in and on what I am writing about.

        It is truly amazing how refreshed your body and mind is when you get the blood flowing and the heart pumping.

        When I'm deep in thought or typing like a maniac truly focused on the task at hand, time can slip by so quickly so I have a bowl of fresh cut veges and exchange that with fruit at times. I always have the well known fruit and vege mix to drink as well as water.

        That's as healthy as it gets in the winter. The summer is a whole different game all together as the sun energizes me more than good food and drink.

        The time intervals change greatly as well!

        MissTerraK
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        • Profile picture of the author Raygun
          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          While I'm working away at the computer, I allow myself 45 minutes on, 15 off. During that 15 off, I kick on and dance to music depending on the mood I'm in and on what I am writing about.

          It is truly amazing how refreshed your body and mind is when you get the blood flowing and the heart pumping.

          When I'm deep in thought or typing like a maniac truly focused on the task at hand, time can slip by so quickly so I have a bowl of fresh cut veges and exchange that with fruit at times. I always have the well known fruit and vege mix to drink as well as water.

          That's as healthy as it gets in the winter. The summer is a whole different game all together as the sun energizes me more than good food and drink.

          The time intervals change greatly as well!

          MissTerraK

          Now that is some great stuff there! What you are doing here that is so great is that you are having fun while you exercise and eat right. Way to go, that is how things are done.
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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Originally Posted by Raygun View Post

            Now that is some great stuff there! What you are doing here that is so great is that you are having fun while you exercise and eat right. Way to go, that is how things are done.
            RayGun,

            Thank you! You hit the nail right on the head! I live for fun and try to make everything I do fun in some way.

            One of my favorite things to say is, "Girls just wanna have fun!"

            MissTerraK
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            • Profile picture of the author Raygun
              Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

              RayGun,

              One of my favorite things to say is, "Girls just wanna have fun!"

              MissTerraK
              Those are the only type of girls that I like to hang out with!
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              • Profile picture of the author luckystepho
                I sit down in front of the computer most of the day at my job and again when I do my online stuff evenings and weekends- so make myself go to the gym and out for walks and runs.

                Trouble is, when I am sitting down in front of the computer I feel I should be exercising and when I am exercising I feel bad cos I am not working on IM and I never seem to have any time!!
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      • Profile picture of the author The Fan
        Movies Ray come from life. I hope I'm not the protagonist in such a movie but a stuntman.
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  • Profile picture of the author Allicin
    That's so true!! We get so into it that we almost forget everything that goes on around us... You've got a very good point, especially as health is something that no amount of money can buy!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Benjamin
    Your right.

    I took a 2-3 mile bike run yesterday, and it is one of the greatest feelings in the world.

    Hurt like hell, but was well worth it. Got to see lake St.Clair in St.Clair Shores Michigan, and I swear...it's a site to see especially when the sun set's.

    I enjoy my work at home, but that balance for excersize keeps me on track
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    • Profile picture of the author Raygun
      Originally Posted by WhoIsBenjamin View Post

      Your right.


      Hurt like hell, but was well worth it. Got to see lake St.Clair in St.Clair Shores Michigan, and I swear...it's a site to see especially when the sun set's.
      I love that feeling, the one where you hate it while you are doing it but it rewards you at the end. There is nothing like that high you get when you finish a good workout. I wouldn't trade that for the anything. It is kind of like having a revers hangover.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisChoiSEO
    I didn't take my health seriously until I started having back problems from sitting all day in an uncomfortable chair. I realized how debilitating it was and why your overall health is so critical - and far more important than the money you can make.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Baker
    It goes back to the old saying, healthy body, healthy mind. This includes what we put in our bodies.

    I used to and I know a lot of people that live on coffee or tea to keep them going. The thing is, if you can go through the pain of withdrawal from it, you'll find after a week or so, your work output will improve.

    Sadly, too many people on this planet won't face the agony of withdrawal, yet they are not happy with where they are.

    Makes me wonder - how about you?
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  • Profile picture of the author HugoG
    Yeah I completely agree. You have to have a balance doing this type of business. I know you gotta have work ethic for this but you can also have time for some other things that life has to offer too.

    EQUILIBRIUM.
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  • Profile picture of the author fusiongenesis
    Health is priceless. One thing we humans are aiming for is to live. So if money is just all that to you and setting aside your health doesn't matter then there's no point in earning money at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author medi50cus
      Thanks for the reminder. Many people around the world are engaging in a sedentary lifestyle. Health is more important than money.
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  • Profile picture of the author maidmarion
    Its true Raygun! sometimes I give up my gym/yoga class/walk for working on the computer! ok to do sometimes but we need a balance.
    Our body has a mind of its own, and needs a work out every day! It helps our mind, our body and our soul to balance our bodies!
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  • Profile picture of the author miahmiah
    It is so important to take care of your health. You are correct in saying 'what good is the money if it can't be enjoyed'. I take a 10minute break from the computer every hour.
    It allows me to refresh my thoughts. I drink a glass of water and give my legs a stretch.
    Works wonders.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carol_A
    Great reminder! *Note to self, DRINK MORE WATER, and walk the dog!*

    Thanks for a thought-provoking post.
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    For me I still believe health is wealth. Money is nothing if you don't have good health.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by pethanks View Post

      For me I still believe health is wealth. Money is nothing if you don't have good health.
      Exactly, all the wealth in the world is useless if you're not healthy - so don't work too hard and end up irreparably damaging your health in the process!
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  • Profile picture of the author BJ Broen
    My goal in life is to DO things I want to do, not spend all my time working at a computer or paying a gym for exercise while spending tons of money of 'labor saving devices!' I have picked out 1 or 2 of the things I really want to do but don't have money enough to pay to have done & put in some 'elbow grease' every day or 2.
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  • Profile picture of the author cristid6
    Health it's the most important thing in life u can't buy it with money
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Much more than I think it's worth.. I need to eat better and exercise more often.
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    • Profile picture of the author rhapsody
      One of my favorite children's books is 'Muscles & Brains'. Seems like it's a lifelong effort to exercise both our muscles & brains equally. Us computer geeks need to make it a priority to pay attention to our physical health. If I had to pick only two things that I could do for my health I would pick drinking distilled water and practicing tai chi or yoga.
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      • Profile picture of the author naruq
        In My Opinion you can't even put a price on your health. Your health is valuable!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Espen Samuelsen
    Great advice Ray!

    I myself am spending some time and money (aren't they the same? ;-) ) to get my health to where it should be these days, as if you don't have health, you haven't got anything!
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  • Profile picture of the author Affiguy
    good health is paramount, and it ain't that difficult to preserve it, even living in a big city. It is just about your lifestyle:exercise regularly (that boosts your brain performance as well), eat your breakfast (and here no excuses), cut on alcohol, sweets, junk food, think positive, balance between work and life, have a refreshing sleep (and here it matters when you go to bed; the best time is 22pm). that's it.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    Sometimes I tend to take my health for granted, as I've pretty much coasted through so far without any major ailments, chronic pain or debilitating issues.

    These days, I take better care of myself and make it a point to exercise and do brisk walks at least 3-4 times a week (this helps me mentally recharge as well and increases my overall productivity) and meditate regularly - I find this helps me maintain balance in everything I do, and helps me remain calm in the face of stress and the unpredictable scenarios I encounter in IM and consulting. I also make it a point to get ample sleep every night, and drink green and oolong tea like a maniac, in addition to lots of plain water (I have pretty much cut out sugar/sweeteners from everything I drink).
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    good stroy bro
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    • Profile picture of the author tamarindcandy
      Funny this topic's brought up. I've been having wrist pains, which cuts my productivity down by an awful lot.

      Speaking of that, has anyone looked into an office set-up that lets you stand up while working--i.e. a high working desk and all? I've even seen a treadmill set-up. It's something to think about, any way.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    The importance of physical activity can't be understated. It's vital to get the blood flowing as exercise helps prevent many health problems.

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    • Profile picture of the author trainermike
      I have learned so much from everyone here as I am learning how to get my website going and to try and get traffic. Maybe this is a way I can pay everyone back a little as I have been a personal trainer for over 15 years and since we are talking fitness check out my exercise and nutrition tips site. Feel free to tell me if there is something not right with the site or leave me a comment if I can help you in any way in your journey to getting healthier.

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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      The importance of physical activity can't be understated. It's vital to get the blood flowing as exercise helps prevent many health problems.

      RB
      I couldn't agree more, Ryan. As internet marketers, there is a tendency for us to sit on chairs for extended periods of time without getting up, and this is not a good thing. Instead of doing this, break up your sessions into 30-60 mins long, and get up and walk about in between your sessions, and also ensure that you get regular vigorous exercise daily if possible (running, hiking, swimming, working out) - this will actually increase your mental clarity and help you to be more productive while working!
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