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A Banker’s Guide to Healthy Wealth Series – Exercise More
Monday, March 11, 2019 / Categories: Business Banking, Planning & Budgeting

A Banker’s Guide to Healthy Wealth Series – Exercise More

In our first article of the Banker’s Guide to Healthy Wealth Series, we talked about how your business should be eating better. While you’re not actually putting food into your business’ mouth, like with the human body it’s important that you’re fueling your business with the right nutrients to remain healthy. Today, we share some ideas on why you may want to embrace a workout plan for your business.

Exercise More

Did you know that according to the Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) who have analyzed collected data from more than 450,000 U.S. adults and found that over 80% of Americans over 18 are not meeting the minimum recommended exercise per week?  In fact, research in The Lancet finds about 1 in every 10 deaths worldwide is caused by people not getting enough physical activity. Sadly, that’s more deaths than smoking causes!

For the record, the CDC recommends adults do a minimum of 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity or a combination thereof.  Adults also should do muscle-strengthening activities that are moderate to high-intensity and involve all major muscle groups on 2 or more days a week. Again, the beauty of this resolution is that it can be measured, and what gets measured gets managed. And if you track the first two resolutions of eating better and exercise more, you have a proven scientific method of accurately estimating your weight loss.

In other words, if you want to lose 10 pounds before beach season, you are able to exactly figure how much more exercise with a combination of reduction of food you need to achieve your goal.  However, even though we are armed with this information the latest survey from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey put the obese adults at 39.6% in America.

Ok, so how does exercise pertain to your business?

First off, all of us know there is a need to exercise and proven benefits if we do, yet how many of us actually dedicate the small amount of time a week to follow through and exercise?  Recent research at The University College London has pointed to the average number of consecutive days needed to make something new into a habit is 66 days. If anyone is going to succeed with their exercise goal, they first and foremost have to be consistent.

The same is true for your business.  Whether it is trying to change the culture of employees, implement a new sales process, or initiate a follow-up call program; the more consistent you are, the better and quicker your success will be.  If I can’t get six pack abs by doing a couple of crunches, then what makes you think that you can implement any new strategies without being dedicated and consistent? Yes, it will be painful at first, but without pain there is no gain.

Consider Us Your Personal Trainer

Like a traditional workout plan, having a personal trainer who keeps you on track (and accountable) for your big-picture fitness goals will help to ensure you get in shape. If you’d like someone in your corner helping you along with your goals, feel free to contact us today. While we’ll never ask you to “drop and give us 20” the good news is our bankers will be there for you throughout the journey to ensure your business is in the best shape possible!

 

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