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10 Commandments of Health

Being a modern day Data Warrior is hard work!

It’s amazing how hard it is to sit all day, looking at a computer monitor, talking on con calls, communicating via IM and email, keeping up on trends with a little online video training, or sitting in conference rooms collecting requirements.

To be effective and focused, both your mind  and your body must be strong. That is as true today for modern IT workers as it was in the past for warriors of ancient Sparta.

In 1928, the U.S. Congress hired a doctor, Dr. George W Calver, to try to keep them healthy so they could effectively do their jobs for the country.

Dr. Calver came up with his 10 Commandments for Health and posted them all over the U.S. Capital to remind the congressman of how to stay in good health.

Here they are for you:

  • Eat wisely
  • Drink Plentifully (water)
  • Eliminate Thoroughly
  • Bathe Cleanly
  • Exercise Rationally
  • Accept Inevitables (i.e., don’t worry)
  • Play Enthusiastically
  • Relax Completely
  • Sleep Sufficiently
  • Check up Occasionally

His final piece of advice: “Give 5% of your time to keeping well. You won’t have to give 100% getting over being sick.”

Great advice for any age (or career). For more check out the January AARP Bulletin.

Take care. Stay healthy.


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