Entrepreneurs who are still young and waiting for the success of their business need to do a lot of grinding every day: networking, managing, searching for clients, talking to investors, etc. Work never stops when you have your own business so it’s necessary to stay in top shape at all times. So how do you stay healthy when you don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to your diet or working out? Here are a few tips for all entrepreneurs who want to improve their health: 

Stay hydrated

Dehydration can creep up on you in no time and bring many side effects that you don’t want to suffer throughout your work day. Dehydration can make you moody, sluggish and weak and even make your breath reek. To improve your performance and your social outlook, make sure to always have a reusable bottle of water with you. Coffee is great for many things, but make sure to follow every sip of coffee with some water to balance it out. It’s an easy habit that requires zero investment in time and money. 

Exercise during work hours

Of course, if your office requires a strict dress code or if it’s somewhere far away from the gym, you can leave exercise for after you finish work, but exercising during your work hours can be just the thing you need. During your break, you can change into your workout gear and have a quick HIIT workout. Even taking a light run can help you with many things. While working makes you stressed, working out releases feel-good hormones that can improve your mood, boost your productivity and spark your creativity. Plus, you’ll stay healthy and fit. 

Improve your diet

Entrepreneurs are notorious for prioritizing work over a good diet (preparing healthy meals takes time and time is money in the business world). However, even if you love to eat pizza after work, try to at least eat healthier during work hours. It’s easy to whip up a smoothie in the morning, add a scoop of whole body collagen to it and enjoy it during your commute. This supplement will keep you strong and healthy and boost your recovery after a long day. You can also opt for a protein-loaded salad for lunch instead of hitting the vending machine or opting for a sandwich. Even the smallest of dietary changes will leave a good effect on your body. 

Get up and stretch

If you’re working at the desk the entire day, it’s easy to spend 8 hours seated, causing a lot of pain and tension in your body. No matter how busy you are, you can always find a few minutes to get up, stretch your shoulders, neck, back, glutes and legs and give your eyes a little rest. Practice 20-20-20 exercise for the eyes whenever you find yourself squinting and blinking too much. Start stretching and relaxing your eyes today, because otherwise, you could start suffering from all sorts of posture and vision problems and health issues. Get a Pomodoro timer and use your breaks to give your body some movement. 

Delegate and outsource

You might be eager to prove to everyone and yourself that you’re a capable business leader, but it doesn’t mean you have to do everything alone. Every successful entrepreneur knows how to delegate and move other people in the direction they want. You can easily hand over tasks to your employees or even pass clients to your partners. Giving up a bit of control won’t destroy your business or your reputation but it will reduce stress and prevent burnout. 

In order to stay relevant and successful, you need to stay healthy and strong. With these tips above, every entrepreneur can be on top of their game and break records without breaking a sweat. 

Posted by Elaine Bennett

Elaine Bennett is an Australian-based digital marketing specialist focused on helping startups and small businesses grow. She writes hands-on articles about business and marketing, as it allows her to reach even more people and help them on their business journey.