What Do You Do To Stay Healthy as An IMer?

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When you're online all day working your online business what do you do to keep healthy?

It's easy to ignore yourself and focus on the computer, but by sitting there all day gazing at the screen your health can deteriorate without even noticing.

I can get so focussed on a project, that I forget to eat, or forget to get out and have a life sometimes.

So, I'm interested to find out what my fellow warriors do to keep in shape.

Do you have a cut off point?

Do you make sure you workout before before jumping online?

I'd love to get your feedback on this.
#healthy #imer #stay
  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    I walk fast to get my heart rate up for at least 45 minutes at least 5 days a week. I do 3 sets of 12 squats at least 5 days a week.

    I make sure to eat at least 5 servings of fresh or frozen with nothing added to it, fruits and veggies everyday. I watch sodium content on all foods to keep it below 1500 mg a day and hardly ever eat prepared foods or fast foods.
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  • Wow, you seem very self disciplined. That is a great trait. I'm going to start walking too.
    Are you online full time?
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  • Profile picture of the author TRXSamurai
    My main source of exercise is playing hockey. Usually two or three times a week I play games at a fairly high level and focus on nothing but the sporting task at hand for a little while. It's great fun, clears the mind of work clutter, and is an excellent way to socialize as well since it's such a team game. Most of my closest friends are people I've played on a hockey team with at one point or another.

    I also like to go on long bike rides anywhere there is water as I find it calming as well. Same with the occasional day hike or overnight camping trip.

    Lastly I do a lot of meditation which I feel leads to an extremely healthy and open mind. I do this mostly for my other work as a trader but it flows over into all my businesses and personal relationships as well. Well worth the time invested.

    As for my eating patterns, I followed paleo principles for about four years and got extremely lean and felt great. I now have started to shift more in the direction of eating in line with the research of Ray Peat (look up his work, it's fascinating) and I feel even better. I can't remember ever having the energy levels I have now, even 10 or 15 years ago when I was in my teens.
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    • Profile picture of the author zoha shah
      I walk fast for 45 minutes early in the morning
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  • Profile picture of the author Khemba
    One of the first things I learnt when I got into Internet Marketing seriously was to exercise for at least 45 minutes daily - Keeps your energy at optimum levels and helps you look good and feel good :-)

    Hope this helps

    Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    1. Focus on the diet. Make sure you're getting everything you need (and for me a little extra as I'm trying to gain weight).

    2. Breaks. You can't spend the entire day in front of the computer. You're ruining your body.

    3. Walk Everywhere. If I can get there on foot, I go for it. This gives me a good baseline of physical activity and gets me outside for at least an hour or two everyday. Getting some sunlight and fresh air is definitely worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jillian W
    I go to the gym to keep myself active and healthy. You would feel more energized after doing them and I need all the energy that I need if I have to do this all day.
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    • Profile picture of the author erikeightsix
      My day job is a personal trainer! I eat healthy , exercise almost twice daily, and never take life too seriously.

      Snacks on fruits, veggies, and nuts throughout the day. Keep carbs complex, and foods nutrient dense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linkology
    I am into bodybuilding as well as IM so after I wake up, I work for a couple of hours and I then go to the gym, when I get home I nap and I eat and I work for a few more hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
      I go online and work for 2-3 hours each morning. Then I take the dog for a 45-60 minute walk. We do this 6 days a week. Nothing beats the fresh Colorado air for a Rocky Mountain High.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jessica Lynn
    I wouldn't say I'm healthy at the moment, lol. Being at home though, it's not to hard to prepare healthy meals. I think the most important thing is to get off your ass. Sitting throughout the day increases your risk of many health complications so all you internet marketers better start taking frequent breaks to get up and walk around the house!

    This should be required reading: HealthWatch: Sitting Vs. Smoking « CBS San Francisco
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  • Profile picture of the author TrinuX
    My main source of exercise is walking up and down 10 long fleets of stairs every hour in school. Its so effective I don't even need the gym.
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  • Profile picture of the author faithyunn
    For me its just simple...eat healthy foods, have enough sleep and have time to exercise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I practice tai chi, do outdoor activities and go to a gym.
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  • Profile picture of the author abbey sha
    I also walk fast for 70 minutes early in the morning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kalednet
    Originally Posted by Shantelle Golding View Post

    When you're online all day working your online business what do you do to keep healthy?.
    - Never be "online all day working". 5 hrs of productive work is fine.
    - Take a break every 2 hrs, walk around, drink a cup of water, eat a small meal.
    - Never work where you live. You can't escape work this way. Try to leave your laptop @ office, don't take it home.
    - You definitely need to include exercise & fun activities in your day.

    Here is a free software to remind you to stop, and have a break
    Workrave

    Good luck

    K.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    I do a leisure walk every evening to stay healthy.
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  • Profile picture of the author KatyKoo
    I do a 30 minute workout *most* mornings!!

    I also do sun salutes daily..

    I make sure I see friends at least twice a week..

    I like to eat as healthy as possible.. This sometimes doesn't happen when I put a big day in online, forgetting to eat and then find myself starved and raiding the fridge!!

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    • Profile picture of the author rases
      Its very simple to lead a health and happy lifestyle even you have to sit in front of computer more than eight hours.

      First, just be sure to refresh your eyes, blink a lot, and view a blue color, trust me it works.
      Second, let your body feel relaxed, don't be so uptight,
      Third, take a walk in your nearest park when your head is hindering your neck. You should walk around to change the mood, 15 minutes is enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
    Originally Posted by Shantelle Golding View Post

    When you're online all day working your online business what do you do to keep healthy?

    It's easy to ignore yourself and focus on the computer, but by sitting there all day gazing at the screen your health can deteriorate without even noticing.

    I can get so focussed on a project, that I forget to eat, or forget to get out and have a life sometimes.

    So, I'm interested to find out what my fellow warriors do to keep in shape.

    Do you have a cut off point?

    Do you make sure you workout before before jumping online?

    I'd love to get your feedback on this.
    I go to McDonald's an Jack-In-The-Box a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Lyons
    I hang upside down on a portable metal contraption like The Batman whilst muttering long forgotten Tibetan chants....what? oh sorry ...no I mean ..I go to the gym, walk around the block cursing my rubbish internet connection and eat A LOT of spinach.
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  • Profile picture of the author maria413
    I think this is one of the good ones out there. Be sure to play at least one sport. I myself play tennis everyday despite that I have to work online for 11H a day.

    Gyms and exercises get boring after few months but playing sports will always be fun and challenging. You won't realize it but you're actually exercising everyday.
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      I speed walk for 90 min 7 days per week and weight train for 3 days per week.

      I eat clean year round. Clean means if you can't pick it off a tree or bush, pull it up out of the ground, spear it out of the ocean or chase it down and kill it I don't eat it.

      Yes, that means: no soda, cake, candy, tv dinners, ice cream, chips, sugary sauces like BBQ sauce, no fast food at all. Basically no man made garbage.

      My macro nutrient profile is 40% protein 40% carbs 20% natural fats.

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  • Profile picture of the author jamiebarclay
    Hi Shantelle,

    I got stuck in the rut of always sitting behind my computer and making excuses for not doing exercise. I had always been relatively fit and healthy until I got caught up with IM.

    I started doing the Abs Diet workout early this year which takes about 35 minutes per day and I have lost 16cm off my waist. I feel more energetic and my back is really feeling good.
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  • I do workout 5 days a week. I eat healthy no preserved foods and no fast foods. I eat only home made food. I eat lots of raw vegetables, fruits and salad. I also eat oatmeal and few eggs.

    Eat healthy and do work out daily
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincent Garner
    I do rope skipping to be in shape.

    my whole body works while skipping.

    it increase my heart rate, burn my xtra calories and make me fit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Same
    In short - drink plenty of water, do cardio exercises at least twice in a week, exercise between work gaps ( 15-20 min of walking works best! ) and well you know, eat healthy. If you're going to eat pizzas and drink coke everyday sooner or later you gonna feel bad and your IM job gonna become nightmare ( sitting on chair and working lol. ) Good luck to all marketers maintaining their health
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Batty
    I do 2 half marathons a year.
    Fast walking.. about 3 hours.
    The training for that seems to keep everything cool.

    Now I have to start staying away from the 2 end of day beers.
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  • Profile picture of the author AgentHomes
    I buy all the IM health products that I can find.

    That plus standing every 30 minutes.
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  • Profile picture of the author secretguy
    Originally Posted by Shantelle Golding View Post

    When you're online all day working your online business what do you do to keep healthy?

    It's easy to ignore yourself and focus on the computer, but by sitting there all day gazing at the screen your health can deteriorate without even noticing.

    I can get so focussed on a project, that I forget to eat, or forget to get out and have a life sometimes.

    So, I'm interested to find out what my fellow warriors do to keep in shape.

    Do you have a cut off point?

    Do you make sure you workout before before jumping online?

    I'd love to get your feedback on this.

    Read THE ZONE diet and do all the workout excersice in morning before any IM activity. That'll "keep you in shape" but also giver you more money and more energy.

    Read the 4 Hour Body and take his diet.

    That's what I do and it's the best thing you can imagine!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Surminga
    As mentioned a few times, its not all about exercising daily or numerous times a week at high levels but it is your diet you need to watch.

    So long as your diet is good and your intake is not high in salts, sugars and processed foods you should be fine with moderate exercise in terms or jogging, walking, walking the dog, walking to the shops, gardening and another thing I have taken up recently which will help in the long run is taking he stairs everywhere as opposed to escalators and elevators!
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  • Profile picture of the author ShaunQ
    In most workplaces you are encouraged to take an hour lunch, which people tend to use to eat lunch and then socialise for a little bit with colleagues.

    Working online you set your own lunch breaks, so what I try to do is eat at my desk, but always try to take a full hour, and instead of just sitting around like I would in a normal office I'll spend an hour going for a short bike ride, or a run (less often). This is great for getting outside so you're not stuck in front of your screen all day and is a great form of excercise.

    In the evenings I like to play tennis once or twice a week, for competitive excercise and a little socialising!
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