Stephen Spoonamore, CEO of ABS Materials, caught up with us at The Huffington Post's Oasis this week. He shared a little insight into his healthy living routine, which includes drying his own tomatoes and practicing yoga. Read on for more from Spoonamore.
1. How do you unplug and recharge?
I do yoga five days a week –- I am self-taught, I’ve only been to three classes. I bought a few books on the recommendation of a doctor who thought I’d be helped with it (I took it up in 2004). I also sail and race sailboats. It helps me become very calm [because I'm] technical about it.
2. How many hours of sleep do you get?
Five hours a night. I am a documented short sleeper -- a genetic group of people who only sleep for four or five hours a night. Beyond that and [sleeping] makes me sick.
3. What makes you feel your best, most vibrant self?
Never go to a meeting under-dressed. I find that the single most stressful thing for people that don’t think through business is that they show up and feel awkward and that throws things off. You can turn up in a tuxedo to a BBQ and people might find it amusing, but you can’t show up to a black tie affair in a t-shirt. Dressing at the top of the line of what’s expected is what’s best.
4. What foods keep you feeling balanced?
Nuts and dried fruit. And dried tomatoes –- I dry my own. By the end of the summer I have seven or eight pounds of tomatoes and I eat them throughout the winter.
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