Health, Fitness and Business Success are Closely Related…

hgh levelsEntrepreneurs are a special breed of people. They realize that in order to get where they want to be, they will have to make sacrifices along the way…it’s all part of the game. In order to experience the success they seek, they will have to give up things that others simply won’t…this is what separates them from the crowd.

Unfortunately many entrepreneurs focus so much on achieving their outer goals that they forget to give their bodies the attention needed. The long hours and hectic pace they keep and the added stress compromises their health but they don’t become aware of it until they find themselves in their 50’s and beyond.

Suddenly they are up against premature aging and poor health. All those long hours, stress filled days and consistent demanding pace has taken its toll and their health is suffering and on a downward spiral. [Read more…]

Healthy Entrepreneurs Value Quality Sleep…

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Part of being fit and healthy includes the kind of sleep we are able to get each night.

Without a doubt, sleep is critical to success. It effects our executive function – the area of the brain responsible for decision making. Studies show that sleep deprived people suffer memory impairments, vision disturbances, slower reaction times and in more severe cases lack of quality sleep can even create a similar effect that being intoxicated has. It lowers the health of the immune system, raises the risk of cardio vascular disease, increases stress levels and emotional reaction.

On the other hand, quality sleep provides more energy and focus for the day – traits entrepreneurs must own and display. Healthy entrepreneurs have learned that participating in regular fitness helps them to get the kind of quality sleep they need at night in order to perform at maximum capacity with full clarity the next day. Their sleep is deeper and sounder than if they had not exercised, Like a true entrepreneur, they capitalize on that.


Healthy Entrepreneur tips to help improve sleep quality…

Caffeine can easily keep you awake at night and make it hard to fall asleep. Be aware of any products you use throughout the day that may contain caffeine – especially going into afternoon and evening hours.

Eat Early – eating large meals too close to bedtime can make it difficult to fall asleep. Eat your bigger meals earlier and enjoy a light snack in the evening. One containing protein and fat is ideal. Try and stay away from the sugar and starch. Simple carbs (sugary snacks) provide a quick burst of energy followed by a sudden crash. This disturbs the quality of sleep.

Exercise Early – Exercise revs up your metabolism causing you to have too much energy making it hard to sleep.

Avoid alcohol before retiring – Although alcohol may initially help you to fall asleep it will actually wake you up in the middle of the night. If you enjoy a glass of wine before dinner try and schedule it so that you have at least 3 hours before you’ll be retiring for the night.

Eliminate the noise and light – the optimal sleep environment is cool, dark and quiet. Avoid charging phones and other technology devices in your bedroom so you can avoid the “glow” they give off. Gadgets force our brains to stay active so if you are trying to relax you are working against yourself. Try reading a book or conversing with your partner to unwind.

Wake up with the sun. Getting sunlight to start your day is the perfect way to rest your circadian rhythm which helps to ensure that you’ll be tired at night.

Sleep deprivation has also been linked to obesity because it makes you hungrier by boosting the stimulation of the hormone ghrelin and reducing the levels of leptin (the satiety inducing hormone). It raises the risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes.

Bottom line is sleep has a powerful effect on your well-being and success. Proper fitness and healthy nutrition help to ensure that the sleep you do get is high quality sleep.

Your brain will be refreshed and ready to tackle whatever comes its way. You’ll remain calm under pressure and your decisions will be made with clarity and decisiveness.

“Super Productivity Secrets”  was written for entrepreneurs ready and willing to operate at full capacity. It is the ultimate lifestyle, fitness and success library. Discover the missing strategy that has kept you from reaching the level of success you dream about.

Single Tasking is Key to Super-Productivity

brain healthWithout a doubt, our lives are busier than ever. Work demands are increasing along with compounded family and personal demands.

Stress levels are at their highest and we are more exhausted than ever.

And, the worst thing of all is – we are less happy and get less done because of our chaotic, over demanding lives.

How often during the day do you hear the words “I am too busy”…or “I don’t have time?” If they don’t come out of your mouth that particular day, you hear someone else speaking them.

Our minds are on overload with information and tasks and we try and get everything done rather than just the most essential things.



We need to learn how to release and let go of the many mind distractions continually confronting us and re-learn the art of “focus.”

We inherently believe that we are super-multi-taskers ready and able to tackle and complete multiple tasks at once – splitting our attention and focus in many different directions. But in reality, research proves we are terrible multi-taskers and splitting our attention only weakens it much like an electric “splitter” does. This type of multi-tasking lowers IQ. You can actually lose up to 40 percent of your productivity by trying to multi-task.

Truth is, minds that are bombarded with several streams of information at once have trouble paying attention, recalling information and switching between tasks compared to those that focus and place their concentration on one thing at a time.

Super-productive does not mean tackling multiple tasks at once…it means tackling one thing at a time and succeeding and then moving onto the next.



Single-tasking is the key to super-productivity. Single-tasking is exactly what it implies – focusing on one task at a time until it is done. Immersing yourself in the task at hand is what makes you productive. Giving it your full focus allows your creative juices to flow.

The equation is simple: shifting your focus from being busy to being productive.

Focus on the essential and eliminate the rest. What this does is to put your concentration firmly in the moment where action takes place. You release your anxieties and anticipations by focusing on what’s in front of you only (the essential). This places you in the “flow.”

Our attention needs to be on the 5% of tasks that improve our lives and make us money not the 95% of stuff that only steals our attention and our energy. The problem lies with the fact that most people don’t have the discipline in place to make these conscious changes.

And, that’s where fitness comes in. Increased self-discipline and the ability to focus on a single task for a long period of time is a natural result of having a fitness program firmly cemented into your life.



Fitness offers way more than making you look and feel healthier. It can also make you a lot more focused.

You’ll gain these mental benefits from regular fitness:

Increased blood flow and growth factors to your brain: improving mental cognition and focus

Creates new brain cells: continually repairing and replacing dead brain cells

Works your “attention” muscle: improves the “brain circuits” that underlie your ability to think and learn.”

Along with the above benefits, you’ll also enjoy enhanced moods, enhanced memory, impulse control and energy levels – all important factors that influence how focused you are.

Exercise increases blood pressure and blood flow everywhere in the body including the brain. More blood means more energy and oxygen making our brains perform better.

Once your focus is on what’s truly important (the essential), your productivity instantly increases. The result is a growing a thriving business to super-star levels.

“Super Productivity Secrets”  is the ultimate lifestyle, fitness and success library. It was written for entrepreneurs ready and willing to operate at full capacity. Discover the missing strategy that has kept you from reaching the level of success you dream about.

Strength Training for Strong Bones




Bones take an active role in our health – they are not hard and lifeless as many believe them to be. They are living, growing tissue made up of 3 different components that keep them flexible and strong.

Collagen: our bones have a flexible framework because they contain the protein collagen.

Calcium-Phosphate minerals: to keep bones strong and hard

Living Bone-cells: like other tissue in your body, bone tissue is constantly being replaced with weakened sections removed and replaced with new tissue. You are constantly producing new bone.

Peak bone mass – the point at which you have the greatest amount of bone your body will ever have usually occurs sometime between the ages of 18-25. How much bone you have at the moment of “peak bone mass” determines to some degree how likely you will be to break a bone or get osteoporosis later in life. In fact, osteoporosis could be labeled a “young person’s disease” because you can trace its roots back before the age of 36 when the seeds of this insidious disease are sown.



Truth is, osteoporosis is not a disease that just strikes little old ladies; it is a silent deadly thief that begins stealing away our bones starting early on in childhood at astonishing rates. Most people are not even aware of the amount of damage occurring in their bodies until the damage is done.

Poor lifestyle habits contribute to weakened bones. Nutrient void diets, excessive use of caffeine or alcohol and of course lack of exercise are all major offenders. Family history plays a role as well as certain diseases related to organs such as the liver or kidneys and others. Even repetitive use of medications can contribute to bone loss but the biggest contributor is a sedentary, inactive lifestyle.

The great news is that osteoporosis is not inevitable or a disease of the elderly, it can be prevented, slowed and even reversed if proper steps are taken now. The younger you start the better.



Studies reveal that the loss of muscle and bone strength are not the result of aging but merely the direct result of our inactive lifestyles. Unless we consciously set out to prevent muscle tissue loss, we lose as much as ½ our strength by the time we reach 65 years of age. The greater the muscle tissue loss the higher the incidence of weak, thinning, brittle bones because muscles are attached to bones. When a muscle is contracted against resistance it pulls on the bone, and this type of mechanical loading makes the bones grow thicker and gain mass to protect itself while under stress thus leading to stronger bone.

Although all forms of exercise have something to offer in regards to contributing to our health, not all of them are suitable and proper when it comes to strengthening bones. Activities such as walking, running, biking or swimming are great recreational activities but do not contribute what’s needed to stress the skeleton properly.

Strength training – some form of resistance training is what grows strong dense bones and strong toned muscles that protect against osteoporosis. Stronger bones and muscles helps improve balanced and coordination resulting in less bone shattering falls.

The equation is simple: Incorporating regular challenging strength training exercise throughout adulthood is key to keeping muscles and bones in peak condition.

We must pay attention to our muscle strength and bone density now if we want to enjoy our independence and stay “wildly active” not “mildly active” in our lives as we get older.

“Super Productivity Secrets”  is the ultimate lifestyle, fitness and success library. It was written for entrepreneurs ready and willing to operate at full capacity. Discover the missing strategy that has kept you from reaching the level of success you dream about.