From all the conventions, training seminars and gatherings I've been too I notice that most IT people are in bad shape. Even if they aren't in bad shape, they don't have healthy habits.
I'm not saying everyone should go on a health food kick, but changes do help. I simply quit drinking so many caffeinated drinks, watch my calorie and carb intake and joined a gym. I allow myself one caffeinated drink per day at work, but I make myself drink two bottles of water not long afterward to help get it out of my system. I know that doesn't work, but I feel better about it and more water never hurt anyone!
I also pick a day on the weekend to eat/drink whatever the heck I want...provided I spend 2 hours at the gym that day.
You'd be surprised what watching your intake (even if you aren't going as far health food nuts take it...just watch the carbs above all else) and joining a gym will do for your health. I go 7 days a week, but 3-4 days a week is enough to boost your health. Even with a small child bringing home all types of germs and colds from school I rarely get sick.
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