Get Active

While not having to work outside in the hundred degree Texas heat in the Summer or the snow and freezing temperatures of other parts of this wonderful country in the Winter is one of the benefits of being a CPA.  But as with anything, too much of a good thing can be a problem.  For CPAs that can be a sedentary lifestyle with all of the resulting problems – weight gain, high blood pressure and cholesterol ,heart conditions and diabetes.  That is why we need to make sure we take the time to stay active.

If it been a while the first step is to see a doctor and then start small. The doctor will help you set a baseline for your health and then you can see how your efforts provide a return as the blood pressure and cholesterol start to fall and maybe some of the medications you take won’t be needed any more. Maybe walks around the neighborhood is a way to start small. After that you can pick up the pace with longer hikes, or more aerobic activity like bicycle riding, climbing stairs of swimming.

The problem with our profession is that it is easy to fall back into bad habits.  There are always deadlines approaching, clients or customers in need to services and a million other things to do.  It takes more than just a feeling of I’ll get to it when I have the time.  One of the best ways to make sure you go through with activity is to make a commitment.  Maybe it’s to a workout partner.  Maybe it’s being part of a team – soccer or basketball and great ways to improve you conditioning and have fun at the same time.  Maybe you can become a youth sports referee where you have to run to keep up with the kids. Or maybe it’s simply turning to that wonderful friend who always loves you and shows it by the occasional lick in the face.  Dogs love walks and they can get very insistent about staying on a routine.  Which brings me to the end of this blog because Bear is getting a little impatient waiting for me to go on our evening sojourn around the neighborhood.

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