Some Fitness Thoughts for Busy Supply Chain Professionals


As you may recently have heard, Rob O’Byrne has a new passion to add to his list of many—A passion for fitness. Rob realised that like many busy professionals, while he was taking care of business, he was neglecting to take care of his own health and fitness. Rob also recognized that this was a situation he needed to change if he is to continue his personal mission to help people succeed in their professional lives. In his inimitable style, Rob’s solution was nothing short of monumental. He decided to kick off his health drive by training for and completing the Camino De Santiago—a very long stroll of around 800 Kilometres.     But You Can Start With a Short Stroll If you are a busy supply chain or logistics manager; in fact, if you are anyone with a business life seemingly too full to find time for fitness, you owe it to yourself to reconsider your priorities. Just as Rob realised, if you don’t look after your fitness, you’re limiting your ability to meet your professional goals. You don’t have to undertake a pilgrim’s journey across Spain; you don’t even have to take up membership of a gym, although you can if you wish. What you do need to do though, is find a way to fit some fitness time into your busy supply chain working life, even if that means starting off with a five-minute walk around the block each day.   Quick Fitness Activities for Busy Supply Chain Folks Here are a few quick ideas to get fit and stay fit, without eating too much into those precious working hours (although it wouldn’t hurt to keep an eye on your work/life balance too). Walk or cycle to work, if distance allows. Take a brisk walk or even a run at midday. Use the stairs instead of...