PHILADELPHIA, PA, September 04, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a successful business professional, A.W. Pickel III
knows that sometimes sacrifices become necessary in order to elevate a career to the next level. However, he also knows that poor health leads to poor work performance. For this reason, he applauds a new article
that offers tips for busy business professionals on managing a full work week and a healthy lifestyle at the same time.
An essential piece of advice for a busy professional trying to live better is to start small. Many people try to completely overhaul their lives, and then feel frustrated when these major changes fail. Instead, it is best to start small and make manageable adjustments. This means exercising for half an hour several days per week instead of committing to two hours at the gym Monday through Friday. Furthermore, it means incorporating more fruits and veggies into a diet that is normally made up of quick meals, instead of trying to do a week's worth of juicing.
A.W. Pickel III supports this piece of advice noting, "Starting small and embracing the principle that eating (almost anything) in moderation works. I know from personal experience that calling it a lifestyle enables me to focus on the future positively rather than negatively thinking, 'It just isn't in my diet.' Plus it really is a lifestyle. A glass of red wine, a great steak and maybe 1/4 baked potato with butter and sour cream all can be a good thing. The next great dinner could be salmon with a spinach salad. Focus on the friends, and the lifestyle of healthy eating will result in a much better attitude."
Experts agree that viewing these adjustments as a lifestyle change is the best way to make the modifications last. Fad diets may prove effective for a few weeks, but they eventually become unreasonable. The best way to make adjustments for good is to set realistic goals that are easy to keep. When working out and eating healthy no longer feel like a strain and a challenge, they just become a normal part of life.
A person should also cut him or herself some slack. It is okay to skip the gym on a really busy day, and everyone caves and orders pizza for dinner sometimes. Instead of getting frustrated when these things happen, the individual should simply focus on eating well and exercising the next day.
A busy professional who wants to get healthy should also understand that exercise can come in a number of forms. It may include taking a long walk with a co-worker at lunch, heading to a yoga class, or simply dancing and speed cleaning the house. As long as it gets the heart rate up, it counts. Also, when a person enjoys the exercise they are doing, it feels less like a chore and more like just a normal part of their daily routine.
"A lot of people fail to live a healthy lifestyle because they see it as black or white. In reality, small changes count, and no one should be expected to skip their favorite foods for the rest of eternity. Making small adjustments and being more mindful about health is the best way to make long-lasting changes," concludes A.W. Pickel III.
A.W. Pickel III is a highly successful businessman, as well as an active volunteer. When he is not focusing on his career or participating in community service, he is spending time with his family. He is also passionate about flying and owns a small, four-seater plane. He believes whole-heartedly in the power of a healthy lifestyle, and encourages other business professionals to also adopt this type of mindset.