When it comes to self improvement, I’m one who is always searching for ways to optimize my mind and body. Now everyone seems to talk about health, exercise and diet but an integral part to operating at your full capacity begins in your mind!
As an athlete at heart, I often look at business, life and success through the lens of sports.
You can either live your life on Offense or Defense. You can be moving forward, taking chances and seeking out positive results or you can find yourself perpetually on the defensive where you’re stuck in a mindset of always defending, guarding and hunkering down.
Hippocrates was the famous Greek physician who is also known as the “Father of Medicine”. In fact, doctors today take an oath named after him…. The Hippocratic Oath.
I’m always looking to discover new data and studies that can help grow my knowledge and improve my health & fitness. This past week I’ve found several interesting ones that are great for those of you who enjoy a little scientific reading.
For over the past decade, I’ve made it a point to have a complete blood panel done two to three times a year. Sure it may sound like a lot but for me it’s an integral part of my personal optimization plan.
When it comes to optimization and peak performance, you sometimes need to think differently. Sometimes that “different” thinking may actually be so simple! Here’s 2 things I’m currently working on to improve my health and brain power.
As a hard driving entrepreneur and business owner, sleep is just something that gets in the way more productivity, or so I thought. Now don’t get me wrong, as lifelong athlete I know rest is vital for top performance and I try to get as much as possible, but also over the past 15 years I’ve been building a national company and with that comes stress, responsibility and a relentless non-stop drive.
“ Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”
So often when it comes to health and fitness, people seek the complex answers instead of the easy ones. Why? Because we want the silver bullet, the secret sauce or the magical potion. It’s more exciting than talking about the “boring” stuff.
One thing I’ve really focused on lately is HRV ( Heart Rate Variability ). It’s an interesting measure to help analyze recovery, stress levels and fitness.
What HRV is, is a measurement of the time interval between heartbeats and the variation of them. In a basic sense, you don’t want a droning beat that is the same every time. Slight variations are key to a healthy heart rhythm.
2:30 am, 4:00 am, cryotherapy, ice baths, grueling iron sessions. You name it, somebody is doing it. The morning routine of superhuman celebrity gods and the fitness gurus who inhabit the domain of Instagram, Facebook and the rest of social media remind us that while we are tucked in our warm blankets, someone else is out there getting a jump on the day.
Recently I took a test that shows my cellular aging was that of someone 13 years younger. How could that be? In my opinion, I think much of this is related to lifestyle choices and a focus on health.
Having been a basketball player all my life..i.e. High School & College, I love seeing all the new training tools that didn't exist back in my era. When I stumbled upon this new app, I had to give it a shot. Literally. Now, I love technology and as the CEO of a tech company, I have to hand it to team that built this AI powered app.