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Whether you run your own business or a corporation, it can be difficult to draw the line between when your workday ends and your personal life begins from the top.
Female executives and CEOs, in particular, have to work a lot harder to prove their credibility and climb up the male condensed corporate ladder. For several successful executives, that line scarcely exists.
This entire week Fitgenix will dedicate its efforts to highlight, recognize and celebrate some of the fittest female executives and CEOs across the globe who promote a healthy lifestyle.
Arianna Huffington, Founder, The Huffington Post
In 2007, two years after Arianna Huffington launched The Huffington Post, she was lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her office.
She was working 18-hour days, running from office to speaking event to interview— she was so tired that she collapsed at her desk and broke a cheekbone and woke up in a pool of blood. After weeks of medical tests, she got understandable, if disturbing, diagnosis: Exhaustion.
The Huffington Post founder has publically spread her message about the importance of sleep to health and success. “When I get eight hours, I feel ready to handle anything during the day without stress and without paying a heavy price in terms of my own health and my own mental well-being,” she says.
She starts her day by meditating and eating nutritious breakfast. Her signature healthy dish is steamed cauliflower with lemon and olive oil.
Exercise is also a staple in Huffington’s life. Her favorite physical activity is hiking.
“Companies need to continue to implement policies to make sure their employees have enough time to unplug, recharge, and have enough time for themselves and their families,” Huffington said in an interview with health magazine Shape.
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