8 Ways to Ensure Your Start-up Doesn't Kill You

Do something physically challenging once a week.
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8. Do something physically challenging once a week.

Pick something challenging. Hike to the top of a mountain. Ride your bike to the next town and back. You'll soon start to remember how much you're capable of... and you'll want to do more.

Just make sure you pick a goal, not a yardstick. Don’t decide to walk five miles on a treadmill; that’s a yardstick goal. Walk five miles to a certain location instead. Don’t ride 20 miles on a spinner; ride your bicycle to a friend’s house and back. Make the activity accomplishment-based. Accomplishments are fun. — Jeff Haden