We’ve talked a lot about the importance of work-life balance for entrepreneurs. A huge component to this is fitness, which provides business owners with the mental and physical capabilities to think clearly and remain productive during some of their busiest times. Now, as we all know, making time to exercise is often easier said than done, but trust us – you’ll be amazed at what can be accomplished by devoting a mere hour of your day to some form of physical activity. Here are a few of the reasons why we hold fitness in such high regard:
Gain A Clear Piece Of Mind:
While most of us recognize exercise for its benefits to the body, we often overlook what it can do for the brain. Studies have shown that physical activity is positively associated with the brain’s cognitive function, meaning that workout efforts are actually helping you think and brainstorm more effectively. As a business owner, this works wonders for your work ability. Coming to the office each day with a healthy body and mind will not only make you feel better, but will also enable you to produce better work. Time to get moving!
Work Off Some Of That Stress:
You know that “endorphin” phenomenon you always hear about? It’s a real thing, and can serve as a key ally for busy entrepreneurs. Endorphins, which are released during exercise, reduce stress hormones within the body, giving you a natural boost in mood and a more relaxed frame of mind. So, if things are getting hectic in the office, step back for an hour to go for a jog, attend a yoga class or hit the gym. You’ll approach your tasks with a fresh perspective to hit the ground running.
Learn To Prioritize:
Physical and mental benefits aside, making a commitment to exercise forces you to prioritize tasks. For example, if you know you’re going to be at the gym by 6:00 p.m., you’ll be much more motivated to wrap up things at work in a timely and efficient manner. Whether this means making more manageable to-do lists or eliminating unnecessary distractions, committing yourself to a workout time (and sticking to it) will encourage task organization in other components of your life.
Now that you’ve heard the benefits, it’s time to get active. Need assistance? A friend of Far West Capital, Brandon Epstein, recently launched Entrepreneur Fitness, a wellness program designed specifically for busy entrepreneurs. Check out his podcasts, visit the website and get moving – you won’t regret it.
How do you incorporate fitness into your busy schedule?