25 August 2015 ~ 0 Comments

Five Ways You Can Be A Healthier Event Organizer

Image Credit: Tim Parkinson

Image Credit: Tim Parkinson

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If you’re a professional event organizer, it sort of goes without saying that you enjoy keeping yourself busy. Whereas some people might blanch at the logistics of running an event, you absolutely thrive when it comes to staying on top of your work. That said, given the demands of your career, there’s a good chance you’ve pushed yourself a little too hard on at least one occasion – running on fumes and ignoring the demands of your body.

That’s not something you should do on a regular basis. See, here’s the thing about physical fitness. It’s directly tied to your mental well being, which itself has a direct impact on productivity.

“There is a physical connection between what the mind is thinking and those parts of the brain that control bodily functions,” writes Madeline Vann of Everyday Health. “While unhappy or stressed-out thoughts may not directly cause poor physical health, they could be a contributing factor and may explain why one person is suffering physically while someone else is not.”

Basically, what we’re saying here is that you need to do everything in your power to keep yourself healthy. We can help a bit with that – here are a few tips to get you started.

Keep Yourself In Good Shape

Let’s begin with a troubling statistic – according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 80% of adults don’t get the recommended amount of weekly exercise. You need to make sure you’re not one of them. Even when you’re running an event, you need to make sure you’re exercising enough. The World Health Organization has a list of guidelines you can follow to that end – have a look, and make time to get the odd workout in.

Avoid Taking Too Many Stimulants (Or Depressants)

Around 90% of American adults consume caffeine every day. Although there’s not currently any scientific evidence to support the notion that caffeine addiction is a thing, there have been studies that link the drug to mood changes, fatigue, drowsiness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and even a wide range of flu-like symptoms. While it’s probably acceptable to have a coffee in the morning every now and then, you need to avoid taking in too much, as it greatly increases your risk of heart attack or stroke (plus, caffeine has this unfortunate tendency to cause a crash after consumption that sends productivity through the floor).

Stay Hydrated And Eat Well

It’s pretty tempting to spring for fast food while you’re in the midst of running an event – after all, time is money, and you don’t necessarily have a ton of it to spare, right? That doesn’t mean it’s something you should do, though. Generally speaking, fast food contains way too many calories, way too much salt, way too much sugar, and very little of anything else. Even eating a burger every now and then can be absolutely terrible for you, according to Healthline.

Take measures to ensure you’re eating right, and keep yourself well-hydrated while you’re on the show floor. Pack your own lunches, take multivitamins

Find A Way To Manage Your Stress

Some stress can be good for you, especially if you’re the sort of person who thrives on it.  Too much stress, on the other hand, can put you completely on tilt, making it next to impossible to focus on your work. Make sure you give yourself a chance to unwind every now and then – carve out some ‘you’ time that you can use to relax.

“The idea of much-needed R&R might seem like an obscure concept,” reads an article by WeWork Magazine. “But rest, relaxation, and fun are integral to avoid burnout and keep you in tip-top shape.”

Remember To Sleep

Last but certainly not least, get enough sleep. This is a rule that plenty of us break way more often than we should – especially during particularly busy periods. It’s also one of the worst things we can possibly do.

“Pulling an all-nighter actually makes your memory less functional,” writes Steven Holbrook of The Huffington Post. “And even if you’re otherwise perfectly healthy, your sleep habits can have adverse effects on your health. According to the Associated Professional Sleep Society, healthy adults that get fewer than six hours of sleep per night are six times more likely to suffer a stroke than their well-rested counterparts.”

Get enough sleep – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommends seven to eight hours in a twenty-four hour period.

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