Physical health and trading performance

Trading is often seen as a purely mental game, I beg to differ. Although your mental state is key to your decision-making, the physical state of your body determines how well you are operating mentally.

Trading the financial markets is a job that requires a great mental effort throughout the day. Mental health is prioritized over physical health from a logical standpoint, but the physical aspect should be cared for equally. I personally believe that if you are capable, the mental and physical should be treated equally to achieve maximum trading performance.

For this lesson I would like to talk about 3 aspects of your physical health that you can control in order to increase your overall well-being and performance: