7 Tips for a Healthy Entrepreneurial Lifestyle
Being an entrepreneur is a stressful occupation, even if you’re a solopreneur. A busy schedule, meetings every day, and long work hours all imply that not only will you rob yourself of a rich social life, but your health can suffer as well. This is by no means a good thing. You should actively seek to lead a healthy entrepreneurial lifestyle. This is realistically possible with the help of the following 7 smart tips.
The food you eat…
The saying “You are what you eat” should become the leitmotif for every entrepreneur trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Firstly, your diet should turn green, i.e. it ought to consist of natural, unprocessed ingredients that make for nutritionally balanced meals. This means consuming organic whole foods, spices, and herbs. If possible, these foods should be grown locally, so as to support the local economy.
…And how you eat it
Secondly, you should improve the manner in which you eat this healthy organic food. We are referring to the respective time of the day you eat meals. For instance, you should eat breakfast as soon as you get up and avoid eating anything after 8 in the evening.
Finally, it is important to eat your meals at the same time each day. For instance, lunch should be served every day at 2 PM. This will help your metabolism and in the long run, play a role in maintaining healthy body weight, high levels of energy and general positive wellbeing associated with healthy habits.
Improve your posture
Apart from balancing your diet, you should improve your posture. Namely, you are probably reading this in a seated position and you probably spend hours on end each day in front of the laptop or in a meeting. All this slouching takes its toll on your spinal cord sooner or later. That’s why you need to straighten up this very instance!
In order to sit straight, be sure that both of your feet are firmly planted on the ground and that your chest and shoulders are leaned backward. Correcting your posture will help decrease the pressure the spine is under, ease tension in the back, and help you regulate your breathing, supplying more oxygen to the brain.
Get enough sleep…
If you want to feel energized instead of drowsy each new day, then you need your (business) beauty sleep. The 8 hours a day that most scientists recommend should be the norm that you stick to day after day. Furthermore, you should time going to bed to be at the same hours each day, for instance at 11 PM. Similar to regular meals, going to bed at the same time will help regulate your body’s metabolism.
..and quality one too
The quality of sleep is also important. You can sleep as long as wish, but you won’t get up well-rested if you keep fidgeting throughout the night. The bed, the pillow, and the sheets you sleep in play a big factor in the quality of sleep. You should learn more about how to choose the right mattress and achieve better sleep if you wish to wake up ready for a new day full of challenges.
Step outside now and then
The tempo of our modern lives is not the biggest issue, as we often spend hours indoors. Although office buildings have air-conditioning and plenty of natural light, you should still step outside once in a while.
A breath of fresh air might be the moment you have been waiting for, as best business ideas come to mind when you are relaxed. In this sense, step outside to clear your thoughts.
Our last piece of advice depends on where you live but in most settlements, it is possible to ditch commuting by car. In fact, you should avoid public transportation altogether, as getting around the city on foot or a bicycle is beneficial for your health.
Staying active and fit is an essential part of a healthy entrepreneurial lifestyle and you’re not going to exercise one bit if you keep sitting down. Get up and hop onto a bike or take a stroll to your next destination if it’s close enough.
We hope that these 7 tips will help you lead a healthier lifestyle in general. Regardless of how hectic your entrepreneurial day or week might seem, you can always promote health as an important order of business.
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