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Are You Winning at Work But Losing to Chronic Pain?

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Are you constantly battling pain? This is a question we seldom address when discussing professional growth or leadership.

Yet, it's crucial, particularly in our high-stress work environments.

Our jobs are demanding, and not just mentally or emotionally. There's a physical toll too. Hours spent sitting at a desk can wreak havoc on our bodies.

In the rush to meet schedules and goals, we professionals often put our health last.

But here's the sobering truth - we can't deliver our best or maintain the demanding pace if we're physically unwell.

I've learned this the hard way. There was a time when I was in so much pain that focusing became a challenge. I was excelling at work, but my body was paying the price.

That was my wake-up call. It helped me see the clear link between our health and the work we do.

That's why I reached out to Jonny Stahl recently. He's a rehab coach on a mission to help 10,000 ambitious individuals become pain-free and achieve their physical performance goals by July 2026.

Jonny shared 5 insightful tips to prevent pain and promote health in any demanding profession:

1. Don’t fight tension with tension - you need to relax, not add more tension and stress

2. The way we move our joints dictates the way we load our bodies - mobility is essential

3. Breathing is the lowest hanging fruit to improve mobility & control the nervous system

4. Treat your body like you treat your business - it will ultimately support your business

5. Begin with 15 minutes of targeted, daily movement and build from there

Don't forget that life without pain isn't a luxury; it's a must for long-term success and wellbeing.

Let's start taking care of ourselves as seriously as we do our work. Only then can we really say we've won, both at work and in our personal lives.

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