Excercise BallAs the pace of innovation increases and we’re asked to do more with less — the capital-efficient “lean startup” movement, for example — it’s easy to get overwhelmed by stress. And when you’re out changing the world, thinking about the state of your own body can seem self-indulgent.

All-night hackathons, red-eye flights to raise funds, nonstop blogging, and marathon meetings eat away at the time it takes to tend to our own health. At the same time, the creativity and energy required to drive change has to come from somewhere, and staying healthy is key to the sustained effort we all need.

VentureBeat executive editor Owen Thomas has written about his own fitness push, powered by some of the same mobile and social technologies we write about here. And a number of like-minded people working in tech who have balanced high-profile careers with staying fit.

What are your secrets? We’re looking for your tips and tricks to staying healthy on the road, on deadline, and on a world-changing coding bender. Do you use an app like Runkeeper? Or a gadget like the Fitbit? Leave a comment below, or drop us an email. We’ll share the best ideas in a followup post.

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