When your daily schedule is not restricted to the standard 9-to-5, it gets quite impossible to set a proper workout routine. You may need to attend international calls in the middle of the night and even have unpredictable working hours on weekends. For an entrepreneur, the unfair work-life balance can take a severe toll on health and fitness.
As bloggers, you are nothing but mini entrepreneurs. Even though you never want to neglect your health, planning on a certain regime, keeping in mind your unsteady working hours is a difficult task.
Staying fit and healthy will boost your confidence and it is a solid requirement for increasing productivity at work. Here is a comprehensive list of health and fitness tips for you to embark on a journey of both cognitive and emotional well-being.
Health and Fitness Regime Starts With Prioritizing Sleep
No amount of workout or diet plans will help you unless you start getting proper sleep. Ideally, 7 hours of uninterrupted sleep is a must for every adult but as an entrepreneur, this might be a lot to commit.
What to do? Prioritize sleep above everything else. Schedule a 5-6 hours sleep at night like you would schedule important meetings. Add this to your daily calendar. Ensure all your devices are switched off.
Your health and fitness depend a lot on your sleep schedule. Proper sleep can trim down your waistline, increase productivity and creativity and boost your decision-making skills.
Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day
An adult should drink a bare minimum of 2 liters of water per day. The hefty lifestyle of an entrepreneur can make one forget to stay hydrated.
What to do? Install ‘Water Drinking Reminder’ apps on your smartphone and set hourly reminders, specifying particular quantities of water. Consider this as the most delicate step to a proper health and fitness regime.
Lack of proper hydration can cause headaches, stress and stomach disorders leading you to miss important work hours and meetings. Now, you cannot afford that, can you?
Incorporate Yoga and Daily Exercises into your Health and Fitness Routine
You don’t need to spare your precious time for gym visits. You don’t even have to go for intense workouts if you are not crazy about it. Maintain good health and fitness is by having a little patience and committing 30 minutes every morning to exercise and yoga.
What to do? Freshen up in the morning and spare 15 minutes to meditation and yoga. This will calm your mind down and free you from worrying about the upcoming issues of the day.
Several apps help you with daily home exercise regimens and track your progress. Download any app of your liking and go for stretching exercises in the beginning. After 30 days, you can choose proper full-body workouts.
Only half-an-hour of severe determination will help you remain active and calm throughout the day. You don’t even have to invest in gym sessions or personal trainers to improve your health and fitness.
Multitask your Way into a Fit Lifestyle
Entrepreneurs spend most of the time sitting at their desks or holding meetings in cafes. If you are not super into gym visits, constantly sitting and driving around to places will degrade your health and fitness.
What to do? Multitask! Get a headset and talk on the phone while pacing around. Carry on conversations while you take the stairs instead of the lift. Park your car a little far away from your daily lunch nook and take a walk. Have business discussions while you are busting it on the treadmill. Innovate and integrate exercise hours within your daily workflow.
Say ‘No’ to Junk Food and Extra Sugars
Binge eating food like chips and chocolates is a major issue among busy entrepreneurs. This habit emerges from stress, too much work pressure and inability in maintaining a strict meal schedule. Your work may push your lunchtime to 4 o’clock in the evening or make you skip breakfast over an important call.
What to do? Adhere to a strict diet plan. Block particular time frames daily for lunch and dinner (if you are still stuck at work!) Maintain a balanced diet of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Health and fitness don’t totally depend on calories, so, stop counting them. Instead, focus on the amount of macro and micro-nutrient intake.
A fixed meal schedule will fix your biological clock and help in proper digestion. A full stomach helps keep irritability away adding positive points to your health and fitness. A healthy diet will keep your waistline in shape and relieve you from major doctor visits, helping you save your time in the long run.
Find Your Motivation
We know its ‘easier said than done’. Life happens and while you juggle between intense work and other personal responsibilities, your health and fitness can take a backseat. You need to be constantly motivated towards improving your health in order to achieve good results.
What to do? Your fitness goal should be performance-oriented. For instance, aim to finish a 30-minutes run or do 50 push-ups a day. Don’t let your goal be focussed on weight loss or the amount of time you are spending.
Take one day at a time. Set daily targets and achieve them. Give yourself a month’s time. Once you start to notice positive changes in your health and fitness, sleeping pattern and work productivity, you will be automatically motivated to aim higher in the fitness department.
Do you take some time out for your health? How do you maintain your blogging life and still manage to stay fit? Let us know in the comments!
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