All days are not created equal, so the way we approach each day needs to be different. What is the temperature and weather that day? What type of application are we performing? Where will we be performing the work? All of these variable will affect the frequency at which we take breaks, the length of those breaks, the amount of water we need to consume and the provisions we need to make when it comes to getting enough calories in to perform the work.
school busBreaks
• We need to stop working on occasion to give our bodies a rest.
• This is also a time to have some controlled breathing to bring oxygen back into our bodies. If you smoke cigarettes at every break, you’re partially contradicting your break.
• Shorter and more frequent breaks are better than one long break. If your body becomes too relaxed, it’s difficult to stay motivated to continue.
Water consumption
• The hotter it is, the more water you need to consume.
• Don’t try to get your day’s worth of water consumption down in one sitting. Take in small quantities in throughout the day. This will help keep you hydrated more effectively and help you avoid diluting your digestive system. Believe it or not, there’s such a thing as too much water.
Food consumption
• If you’re working, you need to be eating. 3-5 times a day is optimal. This is how you establish a healthy metabolism and increase energy.
• Eating one large meal a day seems like a great way to manage weight, but it’s not. It’s similar to only mowing your yard once a month. The mower runs great if you mow frequently, but if you’re trying to make the mower go through a month’s worth of grass growth all at once, it gets bogged down.
• Just like your momma said, “you need to eat breakfast.” This will give you energy for the start of the day and get your digestive system working. It will also help you to avoid overconsumption at lunch.
• If you know you’re working in a remote area, take food with you so you’re not stranded without provision.