The act of detailing a car for money can take a toll on the body and mind. It is very rarely mentioned the ways we keep our bodies in optimal shape to face our everyday burdens. I would like to share what I do to keep me available and physically well.
Repeatedly putting ourselves in unnatural positions and overall being on our feet, puts tremendous stress on our joints. I have found immediate benefits to taking fish oil. Taking a combination of Vitamin C and Zinc, very rarely will I get sick. Detailing professionally, in addition to running a business, is difficult enough without being affected by the cold or flu virus.
I find having a foam roller available to be the next best thing to having an available professional masseuse. 5 minutes with a foam roller has saved me numerous times from a day feeling sore and stiff.
Often when there are lower body or back pain problems, worn-out shoes are often a major cause of this problem. I cannot emphasize enough how important buying (higher quality) shoes more frequently are to your physical well-being. I would also suggest purchasing custom insoles for two reasons. I have found the insoles to be of generally higher quality than the in-house insole. This is my opinion. I believe adding better quality insoles would extend the life of your shoes, making the investment more cost-effective.
One last suggestion; invest in a gym membership. Having money debited from your count monthly or biweekly is a great motivator to get out of bed.