Now I am in no way, shape (precisely) or form an expert on health and fitness but I do no a bit about being healthy whilst working long hours and… I know what works for me!
Here are my top 5 tips for #eventprofs to stay healthy whilst running that huge conference or event or, just doing the standard 15 hour days in the office:
- Drink plenty of water. Being hydrated gives me energy and stops me feeling tired and sluggish so I always drinks loads of water, it is sometimes hard but you just have to do it.
- Try and exercise. I know we don’t have the time but you can always find 20 minutes. If you need to get up earlier or use your lunch break or if you are on site, do it in your hotel room with a workout video, just try to find at least 20 minutes to do some exercise. I find it perks me up and clears my head for the day ahead. I use it as thinking time and sometimes, if I am running I will stop to put something I have just thought of in my iPhone!
- Eat well. We #eventprofs have access to an abundance of food. I sometimes find I am out every night for dinner either via work or networking and it is hard to make good food choices. If I know I have a week of tastings or dinners out then I will switch one meal a day with a meal replacement shake just to try to even it out a bit. It works for me but again, it’s just me.
- Sleep. I know it is not always ideal but do try to get as much sleep as you can to stay focussed. Lack of sleep for me is way worse than being hung over and if it is choice of staying out until 2.00 am drinking with Madonna or going home at 11.00 pm to get my 7 hours sleep, I will choose the sleep, always. On site it is not always easy. The last event I did I was up for 6.00 am checking breakfast and not back to the hotel until 3.00 am BUT the next day I made sure I banked up some extra zzz’s. Try and get as much as you can!