I almost died. And so can you.

By  via http://www.inc.com/mike-figliuolo   Article

“I’m 43 For years, I justified the drive-thru burgers and lack of exercise by saying, ‘I’m too busy to eat right.’ Or ‘there simply aren’t enough hours in the day to work out, too.’

Then I had a heart attack. Now I have a couple of stents in my right coronary artery, and a newfound sense of responsibility. … This is not a game; this is life or death.

1. Put Yourself First

The financial notion of “pay yourself first” dictates that you sock away retirement savings before spending on other things. The same principle applies to your health and well-being …

2. Review Your Metrics

You would never dream of running your business without clear success metrics that you review and monitor via regular reports. … Monitor your weight. Get your cholesterol checked — regularly. Know your other key metrics based on personal risk factors and track them regularly. …

3. Set Goals

Again, you would never run your business without clear goals. Taking care of your body requires the same discipline and measurement. Set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. Yes, SMART goals. …

4. Put as much energy into running your body as you do your business

… If you’re not taking care of yourself, you’re letting down your team, your organization, and your family. Get started today.”

 

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