Fittness for IT Professionals

Jan 9, 2009 BY Francis Ssennoga

IT professionals as myself have some common characteristics among which are; sitting on a computer for very long hours, working alone away from others, skipping meals to finish a fun project and many more. Looking at these characteristics shows you right away that these might be incompatible with staying fit which can result into bad consequences in the not so far away future. This blog posting is intended to provide some quick tips on how IT professional can stay fit but at the same time keep delivering on fun projects.

IT professionals as myself have some common characteristics among which are; sitting on a computer for very long hours, working alone away from others, skipping meals to finish a fun project and many more. Looking at these characteristics shows you right away that these might be incompatible with staying fit which can result into bad consequences in the not so far away future. This blog posting is intended to provide some quick tips on how IT professional can stay fit but at the same time keep delivering on fun projects.

IT professionals love what they do and for many, they can choose a computer to a plate of good food. Many will skip a trip to the movie theater for a quiet session on their favorite workstation developing Java, .Net simply configuring Linux and still be happier that the guy watching a nice movie. Among the remedies, I will start with one of the most important here below.

To all computer geeks with a habit of skipping or forgetting to eat as they code away, it is important to eat well. So my first prescription is that the IT professional should find time to eat a health meal. In the morning, before one gets carried away tinkering with the machines, they should make sure they have a good breakfast to kick off the day. On the machine all day, give yourself time for lunch. Eating well should be the first step which leads me to the second tip, good exercise.

The IT professional should find time for the gym. If this is hard as it is usually because of tough schedules and a tight budget, the IT professional should find some time for a run around his block and at least some sets of body exercises. These can be press ups, rope jumping, shadow boxing and others. The exercise depends on the individual's circumstances. This means that as you exercise, you should know what you are doing and what your goals are. Setting goals and targeting the right areas of exercise will require you to gain knowledge of good exercise as seen in the next tip.

As for a everything in life, you do not just go to the gym and lift every weight without a plan, you might end up wasting time. The IT professional should educate themselves about good exercises that also fit in their circumstances. Good research will result into a good exercise program that the IT professional should strictly abide by.

To be continued....

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