In business, you must realize brain excellence is your competitive advantage—for both you and your team. Your employees look to you to set the example, and many of them may be struggling with brain illnesses. More than half of the U.S. population will have a mental illness at some point in their lives—attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression, insomnia, substance abuse. They cost the United States about $100 billion annually in medical costs and lost productivity. And if you’re not motivated to keep yourself healthy, how will you stay motivated when the going gets tough for your team?
Now that you’re focused on the proper incentive to stay consistent, there are five essentials to optimizing the health of your brain: sleep, food, exercise, activity and positivity.