How to Stay Fit as a Busy Entrepreneur?
Health is wealth, but this phrase is most underrated. Being an entrepreneur is hectic as you work on an erratic schedule, with no break to breathe and enjoy your meal.
Your new year’s resolution, “To Stay Fit,” takes a backseat to business ones. We often neglect our health in the race to satisfy our clients and reach our goals.
With hectic schedules, endless meetings, and juggling personal life, unfortunately, entrepreneurs sacrifice health over profits and lose the light of their eyes.
However, you must realize there is nothing more valuable than a healthy body. We got the solution for all.
In this guide, we have highlighted six ways entrepreneurs can stay fit without compromising productivity.
Water is the key to staying fit and healthy. Keeping your body hydrated helps boost the metabolism, suppress your appetite, and keep your body light.
You should drink 10-12 glasses of water daily. Studies suggest drinking a glass of water before sleeping helps you feel light and relaxed when you wake up.
Dehydration negatively affects the mind. Prolonged dehydration can even shrink brain cells. Ensure you are drinking water every few minutes. Set alarms on your phone to keep a reminder.
Doctors didn’t lie when they said; early to bed early to rise, make you healthy and wise. Prioritize your sleep. Sleep helps recover the body physically and mentally.
Ensure 7 hours of quality sleep. Since you have to deal with calls and messages 24/7, get at least 5-6 hours of sleep without interruption.
Lack of sleep will cause depression, increase stress and anxiety, and strokes. Keep your phone on silent mode while taking a rest. It will help you have a peaceful sleep without interruption.
Schedule Time to Work Out:
Schedule time from your hectic plan to work out before or after work. Work on your different body parts to tone your entire body.
Work out at home if you can’t manage time to join a gym. Hiring a personal trainer will also help you design a customized weekly workout plan.
Ask your fitness trainer to design a workout plan you can do in a room without equipment. Try working out in the morning, as your body is active when you wake up compared to when you shut down your laptop and head to bed.
Sitting too much won’t only cause back pain but will also likely increase your weight. Get yourself a standing desk.
Standing instead of sitting will do wonders for your health; little did you know. Standing will strengthen your core and back and improve posture.
You don’t have to stand all day, even when your neck and knee start hurting. Take rest, and don’t be hard on yourself.
Set a timer, and take 30-minutes breaks. Nevertheless, if switching desks sound hectic to you, get a convertible working desk.
Besides working out and keeping the body hydrated, eating right will also make a difference. Start your day with a healthy breakfast, including protein.
Protein will give your body enough energy to keep you focused. On the other hand, skipping breakfast increases the chances of weight gain, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Eat three meals a day to keep your health on track. Eat veggies and fruits to provide your body with vitamins and minerals. Since you have to sit most of the day, avoid eating fried and fatty foods. Take green tea to boost your digestion.
Don’t bind yourself in your home. Get up, go for a walk, and refresh your mind in the fresh air. Walking keeps the body fit and improves cardiovascular fitness, energy level, and muscle endurance. You are remotely dealing with your clients sitting thousands of miles away from you. Since physical presence is unnecessary, you can have a seamless conversation while walking.
Nevertheless, don’t walk in crowded places. If so, you will hear nothing but background noises. Take a walk in your backyard or a park. Initially, walk 400-500 steps daily.
The ideal strategy is to reach 1000-1200 steps of walking for calorie burn daily. Get a treadmill if you can’t leave your workspace and go for a walk.
You don’t have to follow a strict diet plan or join a gym to stay fit. Be cautious of what you eat and do 1-4 minutes of exercise multiple times daily.
Go for a morning walk to keep your mind relaxed and fresh. Drink enough water to keep your body hydrated.
Moreover, try working at a standing desk and see what wonders it will do with your health. Maintaining work and healthy life is not nerve-racking; you have to be dedicated and constant with your aim.
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