Oxygen mask principle works at all levels
What is more valuable than nurturing the most precious gift? Finding the right balance is critical, but too often demands on a life in the fast lane also requires extra diligence to self-care i.e. finding the time to look after yourself. The all-too-frequent counter is, "But, I'm far too busy to have time to look after myself". However, an alternative view is that it is in fact selfish not to look after yourself. It's the old cliche about putting your own oxygen mask on first before the baby. This principle remains the same at any level of health (and life). After all, how can you perform or help someone else unless you are in top shape yourself?
The nerve to take responsibility for health seriously
The greater the responsibility you have for managing others, the more the responsibility you have for looking after yourself. It is well documented how the risk of heart disease is especially higher in the demographic that accounts for many senior directors and chief executives of international companies. This is the period of their lives when they are at greatest risk of a heart attack, but with seemingly less time than they have ever had to take care of themselves.
Of course, the key word here is 'seemingly'. It may take more nerve to deliberately shelter and jealously protect time in the diary for health, but you do not get to positions of great responsibility without nerve.
London international HQ
London is the international headquarters for many financial institutions, banks, IT, blue chips and emerging companies which is why Lanserhof clinics have set up an additional clinic away from one of their more rural or Alpine locations - in Mayfair.
Described as a 'medical gym', Lanserhof is not necessarily about diagnosing disease - although it can. The emphasis is more on helping you to be the fittest and most functional that your circumstances will allow. The approach is not about curing cancer, it is about prevention, wellness, strength, stamina and being at your most physically alert. And, if you feel good, you think good.
Best Clinics in London
With membership of the Club, Lanserhof Clinic provide a range of medical and holistic services, which include the following:
- comprehensive medical
- high-end diagnostics including advanced MRI machine
- motion analysis
- performance diagnosis
- movement and spine lab
- diagnostic gym with studios and VR
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS)
- consultation rooms
- treatment rooms for sports injuries and other injuries
- detox and personally compiled nutritional services
- yoga and pilates
- cryotherapy treatment chambers
Combining the moral and commercial imperative
Both physical and mental wellbeing is no longer an optional extra that can be bought and sold on a whim, it is a core part of the corporate structure and approach. Furthermore, wellbeing is a strategic boardroom issue, as important as performance and productivity. It has a direct impact on share value. The moral and commercial cases are equally compelling and the 'oxygen mask' principle should extend to all employees.