If you’ve started a business recently, then you know how many long hours you’re likely working to keep things running efficiently. After so many months of working around the clock, you’re going to start noticing it has taken a bit of a toll on your health. It’s easy to avoid eating right and exercising when you’re constantly on the go running a business either yourself or with a devoted staff. Regardless, many people who run companies are finding ways to stay healthy while time challenged.
You can do a few of them yourself, and they don’t have to be focused on just yourself. In many cases, you’re better off including your entire workforce so you can stay collectively healthy physically and mentally.
Is it possible to get physical exercise when you’re working a 10-hour day to keep your business alive? You probably hear all the usual stories of how some try to work on a stepper under their desk or use standing desks to prevent the dangers of sitting. However, actual physical movement is going to be your best plan. That can fall under two different things that can help you and your fellow employees.
Doing a plank has been suggested by some business sites and business leaders as a quick and convenient physical exercise. It’s one you can do yourself without the need of any equipment, plus it can help you meditate at the same time. While you have to get on the floor to do a plank, it’s one of the most convenient physical exercises you can do either at home or in your office.
The promotion of doing a plank in every cubicle might not be workable for all of your employees. It’s one reason why you should make your exercise collective and just take your business meetings outdoors while walking. Nobody said you have to keep all your business meetings inside and around a giant table full of donuts. Even if this might be inevitable on some days, discussing things while out walking in your local area can do you all a lot of good. Vigorous walking can also help broach better ideas on how to solve problems.
With the benefits of walking being touted everywhere, it can help keep you and your staff healthy so you can enjoy your later business successes without fighting health issues.
On those days when the pangs for donuts arise, though, you have to think about the correlation of diet mattering as much as the exercises.
Eating Right While on the Go
Your most important goals in eating are to keep your blood sugar under control and to help feed your brain. There isn’t any better natural food to help both of those areas than almonds. You can easily buy a jar of unsalted almonds in any grocery store for a few dollars, and they’re easily transportable when you’re on the move.
In order to get your Omega-3’s that help make you mentally sharper, consider eating sardines during your lunch break. You may need to brush your teeth or chew gum afterward to avoid fish breath, though you won’t find anything better in a quick snack that keeps you healthy.
Any fruits and vegetables you can consume during the day will also help keep you from becoming overweight and placing you on a downward spiral. This isn’t to say you should avoid sugar completely. Despite the extreme benefits of avoiding it as much as possible, balancing it in moderation with the healthy things above still gives you a chance that you’ll still look good 20 years later.
Yes, when you’ve finally made a fortune in your business then, you still want to look and feel like you did when you first cut the ribbon on your business venture.