For many private investigators, working out is not a priority. Many PIs pride themselves on taking professional development courses and staying up to date on the latest training in the field. But many PIs fail to heed even the basic physical fitness tips and advice that for most health-conscious individuals have become second nature. Staying fit is the most important and easiest self-improvement one can make.
Remember, first impressions are lasting ones. If a private investigator walks into an appointment looking sloppy or out of shape-with his belly popping out of his pants-it could negatively impact you with the potential client and sometimes even ruin any chance at landing his or her business.
Every private investigator should look at himself in the mirror and ask if he's happy with the way he looks-and ask himself what he's looking for. Be truthful-there is nothing to gain and a lot to lose by pulling pitches with self-analysis.
A common excuse for obesity and general unhealthiness is, "I do not have time to work out." Well, guess what? Obesity and other health problems have plenty of time for you. Taking to heart even the most basic physical fitness tips will not only improve a private investigator's business but also its quality of life.
Some advice for the PI hoping to lose weight: Drink one gallon of water daily. Eat every three hours for a total of six small meals (try to eat 1.5 grams of protein per pound of lean body mass). Exercise daily for at least 45 minutes. It's also important to sleep eight hours every night. Sleep is the body's recharging mechanism, and it's impossible to lose body fat without sleeping. Those interested in weight training should consult with a doctor before beginning any program.