In the cyber world, the only muscle that people usually worry about is the one in their head. In the world of computers in general, how smart you are is considered to be one of the most important factors in having a successful career. While it is important for you to be smart when it comes to cyber security it is not the only important thing that you should be worried about. You also have to worry about your physical health as well.
Your physical health allows you to be on point more than you normally would when it comes to finding out security problems. While you might think that you are operating on all cylinders even though you do not exercise, the truth is you are not at your best. Even though you are only sitting down all day, you still need the blood to go to your head sometimes through moving around and getting exercise.
But it is not only exercise that you have to worry about. You also have to eat well. A lot of people who deal with computers have some of the worst eating habits. They rely on a habit of eating snacks and drinks that have a lot of sugar in them because they think that it will keep them more alert for longer periods of times. While you might get a sugar rush, you would be able to stay alert longer if you had a diet of fruits and vegetables.
When you are fighting the bad guys you need to have two things going for you. You need to make sure that you are awake and highly aware of the situation and you need to make sure that you have the endurance to stay there and work on the problem. Eating healthy and exercising will help with both of these problems.
While no one is saying that you have to become an exercise guru, you should at least do your best to try to get healthy. You cannot sit down for years and eat badly without exercising and expect it not to come back and haunt you. You should try your best to be the best security researcher that you can be and that means being healthy as well as being smart.