We all know the importance of working out and keeping our bodies in tip-top shape. The recommended amount of exercise is 30 minutes, three times per week. Easy, right?
Wrong. As small business owners, we wear so many hats and have way too many demands thrust upon us; time is money. Those 90 minutes could be spent following up with potential clients, creating a new marketing campaign, or balancing the books. The list goes on and on with tasks that we do to grow our business.
Could Working Out Help Your Small Business?
Let’s think about this.
How much more productive would you be if you took some time for yourself and ran 3 miles? Or did the elliptical for 30 minutes? Or took a yoga class? We all know that rush after a good workout – sweat dripping down our faces, our hearts pounding and our minds clearer and ready to tackle the rest of the day’s activities.
“… Only 51% of Americans take the time to workout three times per week for 30 minutes while 25% of us don’t workout at all. I’m willing to bet that the numbers are even lower for small business owners.”
According to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index only 51% of Americans take the time to workout three times per week for 30 minutes while 25% of us don’t workout at all. I’m willing to bet that the numbers are even lower for small business owners.
If lowering cholesterol and preventing heart disease and osteoporosis aren’t enough motivation for you, let’s take a look at how it can benefit your business and its bottom line.
5 Ways Exercise Improves Personal and Small Business Health
Here are five ways exercise will not only improve your overall health, but the health of your small business as well.
1. Exercise Increases Serotonin Levels
Yes, we’re talking about the “happy” chemical. When you exercise, your serotonin levels in your brain increase, meaning that productive physical activity actually lifts your mood and spirit. Who’s to say that can’t be translated into a heightened entrepreneurial spirit? We all know that when we “feel” good, we are more productive in our business pursuits.