Many entrepreneurs believe that business must come first, and often exercise is pushed down the priority list. While ensuring you maintain and help your business success is obviously a priority, it doesn’t need to be at the top of your list.
Looking after yourself can be just as important. Studies have shown that those who exercise are more productive at work, than those who don’t. By not allowing yourself to have daily, or even weekly workouts, you are essentially lowering your productivity later down the line.
However, all is not lost. It’s never too late to start exercising, to lead a healthier work-life balance. Below are five simple exercises and changes you can make, to start the process:
Transform any space, into your workout space
Learning to adapt to your environment is essential. Exercise doesn’t need to be a chore, and is something you can easily fit into your daily schedule. If you have our own private office, try to make some space around lunchtime or even before you start the day for a quick workout.
Short bursts of exercise can be just as effective as a full-on workout, as long as you make the most of your time. Check out this guide to start learning how you can fit a short workout into 15 minutes.
Yoga has more benefits to your health then we can list. It’s growing in popularity every year, with more and more people realising the power of yoga. To name but a few, it can build muscle, increase blood flow, help you focus, improve your sleep, and so on. You can practice it at home, or with a group in a class. It’s really a no brainer!
Hire a personal trainer
Personal trainers can be a great help to those of us who shy away from regular exercise. They will help you plan and schedule your workouts, as well as help you on the best exercises to meet your goals. There are thousands of trainers out there, so it’s important to find the right one for you.
You want to work with someone who understands your needs, and can be flexible to your schedule. Try to ensure you work with someone who has the right qualifications, and has trained with a reputable company, such as Premier Global – the UK’s leading educator of health and fitness professionals.
Something many of us shy away from, but it can have a very positive impact on your health. Not only is this an exercise you can do almost anywhere and at any time, but studies have suggested that running, and other aerobic exercises are good for your brain! In a nutshell, more running = more brain power.
Skip the train, and go for a walk
Many of us would rather jump on a five-minute train than walk, as we lead busy lives. However, skipping your morning train and walking instead will have a positive impact on your overall health. Walking can reduce your risk of heart disease, as well as improving blood pressure and your mental wellbeing overall.
If you don’t fancy a walk during the morning rush, why not take a 30-minute walk on your lunch break? As well as the health benefits listed above, it will give you time to relax, and provide a well-deserved screen break. Investing in a smartwatch or health app can be great to help your track your steps and motivate you.
Changing your habits is never easy, but making any of the above changes will have an impact on your health. Keeping the right balance between work and keeping active is important and do work hand in hand. Getting active will help improve your productivity, and help you perform better in the working world.