by Stockbyte

Technique one to create a leading edge for yourself:

At work, you are an athlete. Your race is the project before you. Being in top form will give you that edge to get things done faster and more efficiently.

The physiology of your success is how your body functions; all the parts and processes that go into breathing, moving, and thinking to achieve the goals you set.


I once saw a race where two female runners had become dehydrated. When they came to the finish line they could no longer control their bodies. I watched in shock as both racers were staggering, limbs going limp. Each began to collapse to the ground. They tried desperately to get up just to make it those few last steps. Neither could make it to the finish. It seemed physically impossible. Their muscles were no longer getting the oxygen they needed to move and function.

Water at work
by Tom Merton

The main transport system in your body uses water for fluidity. Dehydration, or lack of water, slows down the transport of nutrients and oxygen to all the cells in your body making your heart beat faster and harder to keep up with necessary function. Less oxygen transport means slower cognition, clarity and focus at your job.

More than half the population is living in dehydration. If you get less than 64 ounces of water a day you are getting more dehydrated.

Caffeinated drinks do not count. Caffeine dehydrates you further so drink 8 ounces more water for each caffeinated beverage.

Tip: Drink larger amounts of water at once. From the time you drink water it takes 90 minutes to circulate through your system and filter through your kidneys. This means fewer trips to the restroom.