A Healthy Entrepreneur is a Happy Entrepreneur

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Health & Fitness / July 14, 2013

As a young, up-and-coming business tycoon, you might find yourself travelling on the road a lot, meeting potential clients, tending to customers, or maybe you work from a home office and spend most of your days hidden behind a computer desk.

Whichever of these sounds most like you, it can be pretty difficult forming a solid routine when your schedule is either constantly in flux or you’re pinned to your laptop all day.

You may be well on the way to becoming the next big thing in the world of business but that doesn’t mean you should be neglecting your health, so here are a few simple tips to help keep your body in tip top condition.

Eat Well

A healthy, well-rounded diet should contain:

  • Lean animal proteins
  • Leafy greens and fibrous vegetables
  • Fresh fruits
  • Healthy fats

Before buying any food products, take a look at the ingredients and if the half of the list is unpronounceable, you can bet it probably isn’t going to do your body much good.

Drink More Water

When you’re knee-deep in work it’s all too easy to forget to stay hydrated, but when you consider the vast majority of processes in the body require water to function properly, it should go without saying that you ought to be taking in plenty of fluids.

  • Water helps transport oxygen around your body, helping you to stay more alert
  • Water keeps your skin hydrated, reducing wrinkles and dry patches
  • Your kidneys use water to flush toxins from the body

The recommended intake of water varies from person to person, although a good general guideline is to gauge your hydration level based on the color of your urine. When you pass water, it should be clear or a light straw color. Generally speaking, darker urine means you are more dehydrated.

Get Plenty of Sleep

You absolutely need to allow your mind and body the rest they need.

Quality sleep has been linked to:

  • Improved memory
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Protection against cancer
  • Weight loss
  • Improved mood

Improving your sleep habits can be incredibly difficult, especially if you’ve been working flat out all day and go to bed with a buzzing head full of ideas and deadlines.

Establishing a night time routine will train your mind and body to relax when it is time for bed, and you will find it much easier to drift off to sleep. So grab a novel and get to bed!

Exercise Frequently

This one is especially important if you’re cooped up in an office or car for most of the day, hunched over a laptop or computer.

Benefits of regular exercise include:

  • Improved mood and concentration levels;
  • Protection against cancer;
  • Protection against heart disease;
  • Better sleep; and
  • Improved libido and sex life

You don’t need to jump right into some intense training program if you’re not currently exercising; just begin by taking proactive steps to be more, well, active. Even something as simple as walking to the nearby store instead of driving can make a big difference to your wellbeing in the long-term.

Sources

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About The Author

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

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