Advice from the Experts: Prioritizing Health and Wellness as a Professional

June 24, 2024  | 

This blog post contains the transcription of a free virtual Lunch & Learn we hosted in June 2024 titled, “Prioritizing Health and Wellness as a Professional.” You can view all of our upcoming webinars here.

Top Health and Wellness Tips for Professionals

Who are the Top Experts to Know?

Jason Harris, known as Coach FitProJ, was overweight back in 2007 at the age of 30. Weighing in at about 300 pounds and having a 46-inch waistline, Jason decided to make a change after realizing that being unfit was uncomfortable and inconvenient. He reached, maintained, and exceeded his goal by changing his nutrition habits and has never looked back!

Fast forward to now, in addition to being a commercial real estate professional, Jason is an entrepreneur and fitness professional with over 15 years of experience. He specializes in helping successful, busy people improve their health and wellness by using his 3-phase program, Diet-Free Bootcamp for Successful BUSY PEOPLE. Jason’s professional nutrition coaching service guides and teaches others the skills they need to achieve their own personal fitness goals.

As a professional nutrition coach and personal trainer, Jason is here to help you.

Schuyler Archambault is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) working with clients in Boston and Newton, MA. Over the past 5 years she worked as a Physical Therapist in Boston with patients experiencing orthopedic conditions. In addition, Schuyler has spent 10 years as a personal trainer in Boston. In that time she has greatly enjoyed progressing patients through physical therapy and furthering their progressions and achievements post-physical therapy through personal training. Schuyler has since decided to open a business in Boston’s Back Bay and Newton, MA where clients can seamlessly transition from physical therapy treatment back into the gym, returning them to sports and helping them attain the most out of life. She is also a adjunct Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Massachusetts College Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS).

Ashley Tresoline is the founder of Bella Foodie and a personal chef who has shared her love of health and wellness through food for more than 6 years. After living with MS for over a decade, Ashley discovered the power of clean eating and knew she had to share it with her community. Her expertise has allowed her to educate all age levels, from 4-100, on the value of healthy, organic food and its impact on overall health.

How Can You Prioritize Your Health and Wellness?

Making Time for Health in Busy Schedules

Many professionals struggle to find time for health and wellness amidst their busy schedules. Our experts suggest practical strategies for integrating health practices into your routine.

Jason: Prioritize and plan ahead for physical activity and nutrition. Treat your workouts and meal preps like important meetings.

Schuyler: Schedule time for movement just like any other appointment. Consider working out in the morning to ensure it gets done.

Ashley: Start with small, manageable changes. Integrate health activities into family time, such as cooking meals together.

Easy Ways to Prioritize Health

Looking for simple ways to improve your health? Here are some expert tips:

Jason: Hydrate regularly. Water is essential for your overall health.

Schuyler: Focus on quality sleep. Good sleep impacts your energy, mood, and productivity.

Ashley: Incorporate nutritious snacks like fruits, nuts, and yogurt into your diet. Prep meals in advance to save time.

Benefits of Prioritizing Health

Prioritizing health brings numerous benefits to your personal and professional life.

Jason: Improved self-esteem and resilience, better immune function, and fewer sick days.

Schuyler: Increased energy, better productivity, and improved mood.

Ashley: Enhanced decision-making, reduced stress levels, and better overall mental health.

Consequences of Neglecting Health

Failing to prioritize health can lead to various negative outcomes.

Jason: Decreased productivity and poor mental health.

Schuyler: Higher risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Ashley: Negative impact on decision-making, leading to a cycle of poor health choices.

Easy Meals and Snacks for Busy Professionals

Nutrition is crucial, but it can be challenging to maintain a healthy diet with a busy schedule. Here are some suggestions:

Jason: Keep protein powder and yogurt at your desk. Prepare overnight oats for a quick and nutritious breakfast.

Schuyler: Cut up veggies and prepare proteins in advance. Carry snacks like turkey jerky for quick energy boosts.

Ashley: Make smoothie packs and chia seed pudding. Prepare trail mixes and keep fruit and nuts at your desk for easy access.

Stretches and Movements for Desk Workers

Maintaining mobility is essential for desk workers. Here are some tips:

Schuyler: Get up regularly, at least once an hour. Incorporate standing desks or temporary standing workspaces.

Jason: Schedule regular movement breaks. Take phone calls while walking to keep moving.

Ashley: Stretch throughout the day to prevent stiffness. Simple stretches can make a big difference.

Golden Rules for Health and Wellness

Our experts share their top advice for maintaining health and wellness.

Jason: Seek professional guidance and leverage support systems. Save time and ensure you’re on the right path.

Schuyler: Start small. Build one habit at a time for sustainable long-term health.

Ashley: Be mindful of what you consume, whether it’s food, media, or company. Prioritize your mental and physical health.


By implementing these expert tips, you can enhance your health and wellness, leading to a more productive and fulfilling professional life. Remember, it’s about making small, sustainable changes that fit into your busy schedule.

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