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How To Grow Your Business And Grow Your Health

Staying healthy while passionately growing your business can be tough, because there is always more work to do –making it easy for your growing business to take over your life –and leaving you with limited time to eat, sleep, take adequate care of yourself, let alone workout.

But as a business owner, your health should be more valued because “the life span of work is longer than human lives” says Cecilia Ojuola. Therefore, you need to be healthy and happy with yourself while you do what you do, in order to “reflects happiness and health to your clients” in Sarah Anton’s opinion.

So, if you are guilty of this act at the moment, you need to do something quickly, and the following 7 tips could instigate a healthy lifestyle into your business operations, enabling a better, healthier, more profitable life while you grow the business. These include:

  1. Never get starving:

Fueling your body with healthy food, especially breakfast gives you the needed energy and keeps your body in good condition for your business operations. But skipping meals and getting starved will increase insulin levels, blood pressure, cholesterol, and expose you to heart disease among numerous health problems.

  1. Plan a healthy diet all day long:

A healthy diet plan for lunch could safe from reaching out for junks which could be harmful to your health. Planning your day with protein, vegetables, fibre (fruit or grains) provides the energy, brain power, and needed nutrients to power you all day long, and prevent ‘foggy brain’ which could affect your business operations.

  1. Plan workouts/exercise with your busy schedule:

Exercise, both short and longer sessions are beneficial, especially if your business requires setting most of the day. Therefore, taking regular breaks to stretch, walk a short distance, and different other indoor exercises could keep you healthy all day long.

  1. Keep your body hydrated for effective detoxification:

Effective hydration (drinking water regularly) has a number of benefits to the body. It also helps you achieve the liver and kidney detox from toxins while leaving the organs, cells, and tissues of the body are perfect condition for different metabolic functions. It also reduces body weight and excess body fat for a healthier body.

  1. Have a good sleep and wake up early:

Sleeping is said to be a healing process where the body’s organs, cells, and tissues get healed and rest from a busy day. But the ability to wake up early could be much healthier, though if you don’t sleep early, you might not wake up early. So, be up early, take care of yourself, and prepare a healthy breakfast to start a new day.

  1. Plan your day to avoid/manage stress:

A stressful day could ruin your business operation, affect your health, and keeps you off balance. Depending on the nature of your business/job, planning ahead of whatever that may lead to a stressful day could help you have a great day.

  1. Make a healthy snack handy always:

Sometimes when you don’t have enough time to have a serious lunch, or maybe you don’t feel like eating anything serious, you may want to consider junks. At this time, it is healthier to grab a healthy snack such as nuts, berries, seeds, low-fat yoghurt, and several others to keep you going for the day (considering a healthy snack of your choice will be of added advantage).