Anybody running a business needs to keep themselves in peak health and fitness. If you don’t look after your health you will find yourself fatigued (something I still struggle with because of burnout), not least because of your workload. What should entrepreneurs and business owners remember when it comes to keeping themselves fit and healthy?
Fitness and health all begin with what we eat. The fact is that we can find ourselves tempted by those sugary treats that provide an immediate burst of energy, but when we experience the sugar crash, we strive to replace it. Think about maintaining an even level of energy through high-quality snacks such as nuts and seeds, and having enough protein. If you are starting to work out, you could also benefit from supplements to help you recover quicker. When it comes to supplements there are plenty of companies out there including Steel Supplements, and you can click here to contact them at this link. But we have to remember that in order to be truly fit and healthy, diet is the most important thing, especially when we’re working at least 12-hour days.
You may think that it’s best for you to start a high-intensity workout to get fit quickly, but you have to ask yourself if you can maintain this alongside a business. Anybody who’s looking to increase their level of fitness has to start slowly, but surely. If you want to incorporate high-intensity workouts, it’s best to do one 10-minute session first and see how you feel. If you have recovered, you can incorporate a second one within the space of a week. But we have to remember that recovery from workouts can be greatly hindered by stress and external factors. Just because your friend can do 3 stints in the gym every week doesn’t mean you can! Go at your own pace.
Fitness levels can increase depending on what we do. You may want to incorporate walking meetings as a way to get fitter and healthier, in which case do you need to hit the gym 3 days a week? Exercise is not just about the gym, and if you are looking for extra ways to keep yourself fit, especially during your working day, you’ve got to remember the benefits of things like micro workouts, where you can do 10 push-ups here or 20 squats there, but also other practices like isometrics where you tense a muscle for a few seconds. When you start to incorporate a wider variety of exercises this will also benefit you, even if you aren’t literally hitting the gym!
If you wake up feeling like you’ve not slept properly or you dread hitting the gym because you feel like you’ve been hit by a train, do you actually need to go and do it? If you experience delayed onset muscle soreness 2 days after working out this could be a sign that you should delay it for another day. When it comes to working out and being healthy as an entrepreneur, there’s a lot you can do. There is no one true way to do it. Think about what works best for you and remember to take it slowly and surely.