How we take care of our bodies affects the performance at work. To skip your twice weekly workout because you are strapped for time leads to negative habits that can impact the overall productivity and happiness. Also, ordering fast food instead of cooking meals in order to save that hassle of buying products and preparing meals hurts more than it helps.
Here are 3 arguments that will convince you to be more careful about the way you sleep, eat and exercise.
1. Healthy food nourishes the body and powers the strong mind.
Did you know that some types of food can make you smarter? For the entrepreneurs, the greatest brain-healthy foods include fish, beets, lean protein, berries, and walnuts. Eat these foods to improve your focus, concentration, sharpness and memory. If you want to sleep well, try things like krill oil, MCT oil or raw honey before bed.
Timing is critical too. Avoid to let your hunger dictate when you eat. The research suggests that the best time to have your breakfast is between 7 and 7:30 a.m., the lunch between 12:30 and 1 p.m., and the dinner between 6 and 6:30 p.m. If you stick to this strict meal routine is unrealistic because of the sporadic meetings, congested commutes, having rough guidelines for when the meals happen, gives structure for the diet and gives enough fuel for the whole day.
2. Working sleepless yields diminishing returns
The professionals have one of the most unhealthy habits today and that is bragging about how little sleep they really get. While it is great a person to want to put its mind and body through a 48-hour long work marathon, it is completely foolish.
Successful entrepreneurs like Marc Andreessen and Arianna Huffington make it a priority to get a full rest at night. Workers who regularly burn the midnight oil burnout. Also, the overworked professionals aim to be less productive than the peers.
The consequences of sleep deprivation are agreeably disastrous to the work and health performance, according to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. A lack of adequate sleep can affect the mood, judgement, ability to retain and learn information, and also might increase the risk of serious injury and accidents, in the short term. While in the long term, the chronic sleep deprivation might lead to a host of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and early mortality.
The workers that usually are running on fumes find themselves staring at the black screen struggling to complete the work, acting irritably and lashing out, or forgetting to do some important tasks. The risks of sleeping less to sneak in another hour or 2 of work far outweigh the benefits, for which, there are just few.
3. Exercise refreshes the mind when you exercise the body.
Richard Branson, the business magnate, in a brief interview suggested that the exercise keeps the brain to function perfectly and he surely can achieve twice as much in one day by keeping fit.
The daily workouts are an important ingredient to long-term success. Bill Gates, President Barack Obama and Mark Cuban all make a awake effort to stay in great shape.
There are many ways for the busy entrepreneurs to slowly transition into the regular workout routine. You should remember those small changes that can make a big difference. Start by taking the stairs instead of elevators and escalators. Walk to work and adopt a standing desk. In a short time you will realize that these small adjustments can aid in building confidence, reducing stress and boosting the energy. Very soon, you won’t dread going to the gym for a workout. And maybe you will even enjoy it!