There is a common misconception that businesses must run 24/7 and that we should sacrifice everything for the company and the cause. But over time this type of lifestyle can cause conflicts in your family relationships, health and productivity.
Our bodies and minds need breaks to recharge our cycles, especially when we are working under stressful conditions.That is where exercise comes into play.
Exercise provides numerous benefits that are critical for maintaining health and happiness. Here are five benefits that exercise provides and why you should make exercise a priority when you’re building a successful business.
Why Exercise Matters for Entrepreneurs
1. It provides a necessary escape from the norm.
Exercise is a positive escape that pushes our everyday challenges into our subconscious thinking for an hour, so we can concentrate on ourselves. Plus, the increased blood flow from exercise restores oxygen and nutrients that get depleted during long work sessions.
2. It improves your company culture.
Exercise sets a pattern that leads to a distinct aspect of company culture by develops relationships and camaraderie among colleagues and teammates. Fitness fosters a unique culture and sends a message with non-verbal cues regarding philosophy, priorities, and a “lead-by-example” type of leadership.
Studies have shown that “fit” entrepreneurs are sick less, happier, more productive, and have higher self-esteem. Ultimately, exercise is a positive way to alleviate the stress that comes along with running a business.