You might be wondering just why someone would bother to write up a fitness article on a business website. That answer is quickly apparent when you realize that your health is extremely valuable. If you value your time on the trading floor (or let’s face it, these days, sitting in front of your computer screen), then you will take 20-30 minutes a day to perform a little light cardio. By exercising just the slightest bit (read: walking!), you can enhance the quality of your life and decrease the risks of significant cardiovascular disease.
Research shows that walking brings you 95% of the benefits of running, so by just doing a little bit of walking each day, you can end up burning calories, getting your blood moving, and really keeping your body moving all the better. We have a number of health issues today simply because we are becoming increasingly sedentary – these range from high blood pressure to fatal heart attacks and strokes.
Sure, your time is worth money, but the trading floor closes and open like clockwork each day. Schedule your long walks in outside of trading times, and you won’t even miss out on any opportunities to make money. Strap on your Chacos and you will feel a breath of fresh air – at least your feet surely will.
It is important that you invest in the proper footwear, so that you end up enjoying your new hobby of going out for a walk. Before long, after just a few times, you will realize that this walk greatly benefits your health. And you may even find yourself with more energy each day, and making better decisions out on the trading floor.
There is simply no need to stay sedentary all day long. Strap on those Chacos, get out and get moving, and start feeling a little more alive. Not only will you likely live longer, but you will end up living a higher quality of life, too. Enjoy your life all the more when you get a little more fit, and you will find your trading days are more productive than ever before.