Are Online Marketers Healthy?

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Hi People


I know that as Online Marketers the goal is to get to financial freedom so we can free up our time to do what we really want.

But I fancy that lots of us spend a lot of time sitting in front of our lappy or Mac.

Now at nearly 49 years old I am making sure I hit the gym everyday and definitely eat well.

So who can honestly say they are taking care of themselves?

BERNARD
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Fool
    I've been at this full time since 1996...

    I can tell you that without a doubt, sticking to a regular exercise regime each day has been essential to me. I take off an hour every day in the middle of the day...around 2 usually...to exercise.

    Definitely recommend!
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  • Profile picture of the author hardworker2013
    Did you notice most of the top internet marketing gurus are overweight? LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author BernardR
      Originally Posted by hardworker2013 View Post

      Did you notice most of the top internet marketing gurus are overweight? LOL
      Yes I did actually ... kind of makes you think
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    • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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      Originally Posted by hardworker2013 View Post

      Did you notice most of the top internet marketing gurus are overweight? LOL
      Did you happen to notice that a majority of the US population is overweight?

      More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. More than 1 in 20 (6.3 percent) have extreme obesity. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be overweight or obese. The prevalence of obesity is similar for both men and women (about 36 percent). Only one in 330,000,000 is as rotund as Claude.

      Info: nih.gov

      UPDATE: fatcheck.org just posted that Claude and Big Frank are actually competing for the distinction.
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  • Profile picture of the author benjamenjuan
    haha funny thread. your personal habits when it comes to health will be reflected in your choices and lifestyle. it doesn't matter what you do for work [general statement], it's who you are and what you value most.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikeac
      Its essential that I hit the gym 5 days a week to keep my mind, body, and spirit at peak condition. I also have a pretty strict diet and run away from any sort of food that will put my body at risk in the future.

      Im a strong believer of "health before wealth". Without your health, how on earth can you enjoy your money and success?
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  • Profile picture of the author Raydal
    Healthy living is definitely important.

    I eat only twice (vegetarian meals) a day (helps me sleep better)
    exercise at least 5 days a week--mainly swimming and
    biking and nurture a grateful heart and a happy wife.

    -Ray Edwards
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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

      Healthy living is definitely important.

      I eat only twice (vegetarian meals) a day (helps me sleep better)
      exercise at least 5 days a week--mainly swimming and
      biking and nurture a grateful heart and a happy wife.

      -Ray Edwards
      Yikes! You only eat twice a day? I couldn't do that. My metabolism is so whacked high that I have to eat at the very least 3 times a day or I lose weight. On the other hand my metabolism is high because I get extreme exercise for most of the year. I slow down a bit in winter.....but only if it's too cold or snowy to do any rock hunting. There's worse things in the health world than having to eat a lot, I imagine.
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      • Profile picture of the author pauljones99
        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        Yikes! You only eat twice a day? I couldn't do that. My metabolism is so whacked high that I have to eat at the very least 3 times a day or I lose weight. On the other hand my metabolism is high because I get extreme exercise for most of the year. I slow down a bit in winter.....but only if it's too cold or snowy to do any rock hunting. There's worse things in the health world than having to eat a lot, I imagine.
        what's your body fat%?

        What do you eat? How many calories? What are your maintenance cal's?

        Exercise/active?

        I so how get the impression...you are going to be quite "over-weight" and unfit...maybe i am wrong?
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronHarris
    haha, funny question!

    Yes we are!

    I still spend time with my family and do my exercise.

    Quite stressful at first but used to it now
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Seymour
    I used to workout regularly. I slacked off due to the workload but Im now slowly trying to get back into it. I bought a fitbit to freakin remind me that I've only taken 1000 steps so far.

    Definitely important to get our butts off the chair and start prioritizing our health.
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  • Profile picture of the author GinaStringer
    I invested my money from IM for gym equipment. Now I have something like personal gym in my office and I workout at least 30 minutes a day 6 times a week.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidpham
    Before you can be freedom, you have to prepare to work much more in one year to make sure the long term freedom. It is not too late for you in 49 years old but you need to work hard
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  • Profile picture of the author mrrightme
    Oh, I became a millionaire by sitting in front of computer about 15 hours per day when I was a student in 2011, but in the meanwhile , I suffered dry eye, very painful and frustrating , last year,I was recovered and came back. Guys, keep in mind, "Health is more important than money! "
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlos Stratton
    Online marketing will be truely boring if I not make a break during my work.
    I work 6 hours a day in front of my laptop.

    Carlos
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  • Profile picture of the author Corey Taylor
    Well, if you have a day job that forces you to work sitting in front of a computer is worse for me...

    Both IM and that ^ is almost the same, but the difference with IM is that you can actually scale up the $$$ and also outsource stuff which gives you time to exercise...

    With the 9-5 job you're doomed with the same income and free time.

    Just my 2 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author Angshuman Dutta
    Excercise helps me unwind. There are good times and there are bad times, but regular excercise helps me face situations better. I'm also a mountaineer and regular excercise is an absolute must have for me too. So, yes, I am pretty much healthy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Why would online marketers be any less healthy than anyone else? If anything, working from home affords the time and schedule flexibility to exercise and eat healthier than the 8 to 5 plus 60-90+ minute commute crowd.
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      • Profile picture of the author pauljones99
        Originally Posted by Cali16 View Post

        Why would online marketers be any less healthy than anyone else? If anything, working from home affords the time and schedule flexibility to exercise and eat healthier than the 8 to 5 plus 60-90+ minute commute crowd.

        Oh shucks i don't know...i am guessing a roofer might just be a bit healthier than a full-time I.M. simply because they are active, lifting and burning 1,000+ calories through work...Think it might help????
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        • Profile picture of the author Kay King
          Is there a reason to post FOUR nonense posts in one thread? You have no idea what weight people here are and you are decidedly wrong in your guesses.

          Oh shucks - maybe you aren't making sense?
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          • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
            Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

            Is there a reason to post FOUR nonense posts in one thread? You have no idea what weight people here are and you are decidedly wrong in your guesses.

            Oh shucks - maybe you aren't making sense?
            It's ok Kay, he's just sad and lonely and needs to get out in the real world more.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    I have an excellent work-out system that involves a lot of running around, lifting, and demands mental alertness (AKA a 4-year-old son).
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  • Profile picture of the author nickherc
    I worked out every day for one hour and still considering to do a bit of exercise in the morning. It is essential for a person, who sits a lot in front of a computer to exercise. If I don't exercise, I start feeling bad, I'm not right then, so yeah. Sweating is good :p.
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  • Profile picture of the author pauljones99
    see most of the people here. (some big posters are big in body as well) Obese, unfit, strokes, heart attacks waiting to happen.

    I don't get how some of the "i am so successful in business..." but have a 30%+ BF% and obviously do not care what they eat or do any exercise. What it is it? Ignorance? Lazy? Stupid?
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  • Profile picture of the author pauljones99
    The msot important things are:

    1) Diet
    2) Exercise
    3) Reduce stress
    4) Get enough rest/ sleep

    Diet being the king!

    So for all you "i work out but eat what i want..." you need to re-think it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom B
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    Originally Posted by BernardR View Post

    Hi People


    I know that as Online Marketers the goal is to get to financial freedom so we can free up our time to do what we really want.

    But I fancy that lots of us spend a lot of time sitting in front of our lappy or Mac.

    Now at nearly 49 years old I am making sure I hit the gym everyday and definitely eat well.

    So who can honestly say they are taking care of themselves?

    BERNARD
    Good for you Bernard.

    I try to hit the weights 3 to 4 times a week. Yoga about 4 times a week. Hit the jump rope for cardio after the weights.

    Some walking with the dog. I absolutely love walking. I wish the US wasn't so car oriented.

    I love my vegie juicing and try to get that in on workout days so roughly 3 to 4 times a week.

    Never been happier, both mentally and physically.
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