“To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”- Buddha
One of my students in my 4:30 AM classes at Prana Power Yoga works in healthcare. She is a nurse. She was telling me this morning that she would love love love to be able to practice yoga or go running or do cardio in the middle of her day, but "they" don't like that.
I couldn't believe it. I asked her if "they" know that it will make her happier, more focused, more efficient and more productive.
"No, they really don't like it." She explained. "I remember years ago when my employer did not like me to go running during my lunch hour. They really didn't like it. So I would sneak into the bathroom and sneak on my running clothes and sneak out as if I was going out to eat lunch -- and I would really go for a run."
"Are you kidding me?" I asked.
"I'm serious -- and it's kind of still this way." She explained.
"I just don't understand this," I continued, "It is healthy -- and you work in healthcare!"
"Taylor, most people don't know what healthy living is. They think that drinking a glass of orange juice and breakfast is healthy living." She laughed.
If someone who works as a leader in healthcare or in corporate America in general is reading this, please open your mind and allow your employees to get out there and move their bodies during their workday. It's the best thing for everyone. It really works. It's not going to mess with them doing what they need to do; in fact, they will finish their work more quickly and easily. They will also be healthier and happier in general. Everyone wins!
Thanks for listening with an open mind and have the best day ever!