Look­ing after your­self as a busi­ness owner

Style Magazine - - Style | Promotion - BY SUE WATSON EFM HEALTH CLUB

Sue Watson shares her tips on keep­ing healthy

As an owner of a new fit­ness busi­ness I know all too well the ben­e­fits of keep­ing fit and healthy.

It is im­por­tant as a trainer to not only look the part but to feel it too, but this still ap­plies to any busi­ness you may have.

When work­ing for your­self, you need to be sure you are in tip-top shape or you could find not only your­self suf­fer­ing but your busi­ness too, as your busi­ness is a re­flec­tion of you.

So here a few tips to help take care of YOU:

Get a good night sleep! This can be dif­fi­cult when you first start up a busi­ness so I rec­om­mend a good med­i­ta­tion or go-to-sleep app to help you get that six to eight hours of rest­ful sleep.

Eat a healthy break­fast. This re­plen­ishes the overnight loss of glu­cose and other es­sen­tial nu­tri­ents to keep your en­ergy lev­els up that you will need for the day run­ning your busi­ness.

Pen­cil in some ex­er­cise time in your cal­en­dar at least three times a week for a min­i­mum of 30 min­utes.

There are some great boot camps or clubs around that of­fer ses­sions to cater for the busy per­son and can con­dense a work­out for you that will give you the best 30-45mins of your day.

Be sure to drink plenty of water daily – keep­ing your­self hy­drated helps you to think clearly.

Avoid too much caf­feine, as this can cause in­som­nia.

Large amounts have been known to cause headaches, anx­i­ety and ir­reg­u­lar heart beat and can af­fect your di­ges­tive sys­tem.

Keep your gym gear in your car so that you can’t find ex­cuses to go straight home be­cause you for­got your gear. Eat reg­u­larly through­out the day. If you don’t have time to sit down for lunch, make sure you have plenty of healthy snacks such as fruit, veg­gie sticks, tins of tuna, rice or rice thins.

If there is time in your day then be sure to add a nice meat and salad for lunch along with your snacks.

Eat­ing at least ev­ery two hours helps pre­vent those big hunger pangs be­tween meals and overindulging at main meals.

Skip­ping meals will not help you lose weight and you’re more likely to make up for it by eat­ing more than nec­es­sary at your next meal.

Make time to read. This can be very ben­e­fi­cial to help you im­prove your health and life on many lev­els in­clud­ing your busi­ness.

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