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Reducing risk and optimising performance

As noted earlier in this section, a company’s performance, image and future are heavily influenced by a few senior executives. Implementing measures to manage executive health is a wise investment which often has an incalculably high ROI. Personal health strategies for each executive can be developed with goals and guidelines for health optimisation and disease management.

The treatment of disease is often the final stage in a process of lifestyle-induced health deterioration. Through improving nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep quality and ergonomics, many health problems can be avoided or reduced.

The two key areas are:

  • Health risk assessments to diagnose health problems early
  • Preventive health measures to reduce the likelihood of future illness

The following health risk factors can be reduced by personal action:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Physical inactivity
  • Smoking

As individuals are often vulnerable to disease within the weakest organ or system of the body, reviewing recent generational family history in terms of diseases, cause and age of death can reveal areas of possible health weakness.

The greatest single threat to executive health is coronary heart disease. There is a significant relationship between work-related stress and coronary heart disease. A lifestyle which is particularly aimed at maintaining heart health, regular health assessments and managing work and personal stress levels can pay personal and corporate dividends. The following measures are key elements of such a lifestyle:

  • Moderate physical activity of at least 30 minutes duration on 5 days a week
  • Healthy diet and weight control
  • Moderate alcohol consumption
  • No smoking

Regular physical exercise not only significantly reduces the likelihood and severity of heart attacks. It also reduces the risk of certain cancers, reduces the chance of developing diabetes (and increases life expectancy in those who do develop diabetes), maintains musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, relieves anxiety and depression and improves mood.

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