At the young age of 29 I was so overworked, stressed and overweight that I suffered a heart attack and almost lost my life. I was barely surviving in the haze of my high-pressured job. The few hours I was not chained to my desk were spent at lavish business lunches or indulging in late night takeaways. To make matters worse I was consuming a two bottles of wine a day and living a completely sedentary lifestyle.
Clearly I was a heart-attack waiting to happen but I see so many people falling into the same trap I did in their efforts to get ahead with their careers. It is a harsh world out there; people are having to work harder than ever for incredibly long hours and with the constant availability of ‘quick fix’ convenience food, it can seem an uphill struggle to find a balance.
My heart attack proved to be the turning point for my personal heath transformation and I realised I was playing a dangerous game. I realised how important it was to look after my personal health in order to ensure career longevity without burning out. Finally I made drastic changes to regain balance and here’s my top tips how to: