By Ginny Haddock
Faculty Member, Intelligence Studies, American Military University
Physical health is a vital component for any person; however, it is particularly important for intelligence professionals. While the image of a field agent chasing down an intel lead may come to mind when thinking about the importance of physical health, it’s just as important for an analyst sitting at a desk to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle to enhance critical thinking skills.
By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor
I am not a fitness expert beyond my desire to keep myself healthy. As I have gotten older, I have found that my desk job and my fitness goals are at odds. I recently took a new look at my habits, got some advice from a personal trainer, and changed my workplace routines a bit. My overall goal is to move more. As a fitness pro said to me, “Sitting is the new smoking. If you don’t move, you die.”