Statistics is a rather sedentary job, and, over the years, I found my effectiveness decreasing as I found fewer “peak” hours in the day. I also gained a lot of weight. The number of migraines I experienced went from about two a year to about once a month.
In the last two or three years, I’ve been getting out of my chair to go for runs, I’ve taken up taekwondo, and also I a small gym that provides small-group personal training. In addition to adding who knows how many years to my life, they’ve really helped my focus and concentration when I’m doing statistics. I’ve also decided to take once a week or so off of thinking about statistics, which I’m finding helpful.
I only wish I had established these habits years ago.