Health in the Boardroom: A Question of Time Management or Exercise?

Angioplasty or Exercise, which would you choose?

This was the title of a blog post on Ecademy that I received from Dr. Gaby Cora in late August.

As I eventually had to admit that the tightening waste line of my pants had nothing to do with being shrunk in the wash or some cruel conspiracy on the part of my tailor taking-in the waste band, Dr. Gaby’s timely post was an exclamation point that at 50 my former six pack was threatening to turn into a one pack (or paunch).

The only answer to her question crystallized when she added “This is obviously not a surprise to many but what may surprise you is how few people exercise consistently knowing the benefits to the heart, the brain and overall Wellbeing.”

With more options than time, many of us find ourselves on the unhealthy treadmill of a busy schedule, poor eating habits and an exercise routine that amounts to a power walk to the fridge for a late night snack.  Did I mention poor eating habits?

While my mother lived to just shy of her 90th birthday, my father suffered his first heart attack in his early fifties.  Succumbing to the statistics of the day in which the expected life span after an initial coronary was limited to 13 years, he died at the relatively young age of 66.

While I, unlike my father, do not smoke I cannot help but contemplate whose hereditary influence will be most predominant in determining my longevity.  I can only hope that like my head of hair – I am the only man in the family to have hair beyond the age of 35 – I too follow my mother’s gene influence and live to enjoy my grandchildrens’ wedding.

However, and as we will undoubtedly discover in our October 15th conversation with Dr. Gaby, we do not have to be spectators of hope.  We can actually be “pro-active” (emphasis on active) influencers of blissful longevity.

Am I glad that Dr. Gaby sent me her post . . . now where is my old football jacket from high school?

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Dr. Gaby Cora

Dr. Gaby Cora

Previous Show Appearance:

Dr. Gaby Cora was a guest on our June 30th, 2009 show “21st Century Leadership: An Evolutionary Profile (Part 1),” and on our July 2nd, 2009 show “21st Century Leadership (Part 2).”

Personal Bio:

Dr. Gaby Cora works with people and organizations that want to be healthy while they become wealthy. A renaissance woman, she is a wellness doctor and coach, best-selling author, keynote speaker, medical doctor with a master’s in business administration, board-certified psychiatrist, spouse and mother of two young adults.

She is author of The Power of Wellness Series: Leading Under Pressure, Managing Work in Life, and Quantum Wellbeing; and of the provocative Alpha Series, starting with Alpha Female Leader.

She has been interviewed by CNN, FOX, NBC, Lifetime television, the New York Times, Forbes, and Business Week. Check her television clips at Dr. Gaby Cora’s Reel:

Latest Book:

Leading Under Pressure

If you feel like the professional juggler, multi-tasking and wishing for three extra pairs of hands, a new brain or if you are plotting to order a couple of clones of yourself, this book is meant for you. Millions around the world are thinking, planning, and scheming how to stretch a 24 hour-day into an endless and productive working day, an endless loop of useful time. Leading Under Pressure summarizes the many challenges executives, professionals, entrepreneurs, and road-warriors face in the current fast-paced corporate craze, where exceptional expectations in productivity and performance are the norm. These executives face the daily quandary of finding new ways to thrive in order to achieve higher goals, with increased competition, progressively limited resources, and the same manpower. Leading Under Pressure represents many hours of work as a wellness coach, corporate consultant, and medical doctor, incorporating lessons learned from the bench to the bedside to the workplace!

Note: move your cursor over the book jacket and select to order Leading Under Pressure.

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