6 tips for staying healthy for busy CEOs

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Busy CEOs tend to overlook one of the most important and common areas that directly affect all areas of life: health and personal care. I had the opportunity to sit down with LaJune Singleton, certified health and wellness coach, mindset strategist, nutritional lifestyle coach, podcaster and author of “Releasing My Trauma: The Root of Self-Sabotage ,” in which she shared her top tips for CEOs to achieve personal and professional success.

Singleton’s passion for educating, advocating and helping people goes beyond his own experience and his revolutionary formula has been applied by the most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs.

  1. Sleep: 6 to 8 hours of restful sleep is essential for the daily functioning of emotional, mental and physical health. Rest is necessary to help regulate, restore, and rejuvenate the nervous system, major arteries, muscles, and brain. Restful sleep improves immunity and metabolism, thus eliminating diseases.
  2. Nutrition: Eating or drinking foods rich in vitamins and nutrients nourishes the body and mind daily. Drink at least half your body weight in water: add lemons, limes, berries, cucumbers or oranges for flavor if water taste is a problem. Pack snacks like low-sodium, low-sodium fruits, vegetables, nuts, or nuts in a small sandwich bag for the morning or afternoon dip. Instead of skipping meals, incorporate protein shakes or smoothies as a meal replacement to keep the system moving throughout the day.
  3. Meditation: Taking a few minutes out of your day to meditate balances body and mind, releasing the stress and anxiety of a busy work day. Meditation before going to bed aids in restful sleep thus ensuring a productive day and week.
  4. Exercise: It is really important to incorporate some form of physical movement, especially if one has a sedentary desk job. Any form of exercise you prefer, such as walking, chair exercises, indoor/outdoor bike rides, jogging/running, yoga, Pilates, HIIT, etc. is excellent. Physical movement is important to help prevent cardiovascular health as well as reduce stress, increase energy, and improve overall sleep.
  5. Vacation days/mental health: CEOs also need a vacation, whether it’s a weekend drive or mental health days to disconnect from work. A day, a weekend or a week without your laptop, work phone or tablet to spend time having fun, relaxing, with family, friends or just enjoying some time in nature will help to rejuvenate mind and body with new and fresh ideas for business.
  6. Self-care: Invest in your emotional, mental and physical health. Get annual medical checkups and don’t ignore problems that seem out of the norm. If you feel mentally and emotionally overwhelmed, seek out a therapist, a coach, or both. Take the day off to pamper yourself with a massage, head treatment or kinesiology adjustments. These little things will go a long way in ensuring your physical stability for a successful CEO career.

“The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it’s possible.” –Charles Kingsleigh

Singleton’s mission and ultimate formula for success is to empower girls, families and women to be healthier – mentally, physically and nutritionally – by gaining the courage to come to terms with releasing their past and to become future CEOs.


Written by Parul Agrawal.
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