FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina—Chris Jordan sees extremes all the time.
His job is to help people — businessmen, athletes, etc. — who put their bodies and personal relationships through great stress while trying to achieve big goals. As the Director of Exercise Physiology at the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, Jordan helps people with who often have little free time find ways to maximize their fitness routines, eating habits and stress levels in order to live healthier lives.
In November, he brought his skills to the USO Caregivers Conference to help caregivers of wounded, ill and injured troops come up with a plan on how to live more balanced lives.
Jordan taught a breakout session titled “Connect with the Positive Physical Approach,” and also led a general session on how caregivers can incorporate healthier habits into daily routines.
“They do a very good job of taking care of everyone around them … but don’t do a very good job of taking care of themselves,” Jordan said. “But we know through our training that if you can train yourself to have more energy and increase your capacity to deliver, you can do more for those things and people who matter most to you.”
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