As an entrepreneur, you may have found it difficult to maintain a consistent exercise regimen and a proper diet. You are not alone in this. The same discipline and drive that enables an individual to start up a business and keep it going can often fall by the wayside when it comes to habits like exercise and healthy eating.
However, it is important for you to understand that healthy habits can be your greatest asset in the business world. How? Consider the following:
Being Sedentary Can Cause ProblemsGaining weight can have all sorts of ramifications for your health. If your job revolves around you sitting for hours on end at a desk, then understand that you will pay for it in terms of obesity and the various health problems it brings. This means increased risk of heart disease and stroke, among other things.
Then there is the fact the human body was just not made to sit still for that long. Back, neck and joint problems all can result from long hours of nonphysical work. The solution is to exercise throughout the day. Take the time out of your schedule to walk around, do some basic exercises. You will have more energy and feel more relaxed as you go through your workday.
Stay HydratedDehydration can cause a wide variety of problems, all of which can affect your performance. As an entrepreneur and captain of your own ship, your mood and attitude has an enormous impact on your business. Being dehydrated can result in you becoming irritable and feeling tired.
Dehydration can also hinder your ability to focus. The solution is to keep water at hand all day. Never be without a container of water. A man of average body weight (174lbs) should drink roughly 13 cups of water daily; an average-sized woman (164lbs) should drink 10 cups. This can improve your mood and ability to manage your business effectively.
Avoid Caffeinated DrinksNot only can they greatly hinder your ability to stay hydrated, drinks containing large amounts of caffeine can also make you more tired than you were previously. Energy drinks and coffee do provide an immediate energy rush that may seem beneficial; however, this burst of energy is short-lived and counterproductive over time.
For more energy, start exercising and get more sleep. These basic changes can make you more productive and effective all day.