Public Service Announcement
Most people I’ve met through my blog balance their domain investments with a full time job. I was in the same position when I worked at AIG for two and a half years. I would work from 9-6, come home for dinner, and get to work on the computer managing my domain business. While this may be the way to be most productive with essentially two jobs, it isn’t the best thing for your health.
A little over a year and a half ago, I was told my cholesterol was pretty high and I needed to lower it or else I would probably have to take statins in a few years. Not wanting to do that, I began to run a bit with the encouragement of my fiancee (who is a runner). I wasn’t really overweight, but losing a few pounds wasn’t going to hurt. A few weeks after this, my father had a heart attack (from which he has now thankfully recovered almost fully). This really got my ass in gear, and I began to run more consistently – even running in a few 5k and 4 mile races.
In the last year and a half, I lost about 15lbs, lowered my bad cholesterol, and raised my good cholesterol, without really altering my diet too much (although I do watch what I eat a bit more). I try to workout about 4 times per week using the elliptical machine, treadmill or running in Central Park. I was lucky because I heeded the warning signs and was hopefully able to change my habits before it became too late.
I urge those of you who are essentially working two jobs to take some time to exercise and take care of yourself. I live in Manhattan, so I walk practically everywhere, but if I was still living in New Hampshire, I probably wouldn’t. I get some great domain ideas when I am working out, and I think it’s important to be physically in shape as well as mentally.
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