Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity - John F. Kennedy.
We all know fitness is important to our health, but did you know it can also be good for your business? Elizabeth Robinson, a Philadelphia-based personal trainer and creator of VitFit, a mobile app for customizable downloadable workouts said regular physical activity can make you a better entrepreneur.
Suprising, isn’t it? Yes! Regular exercise is necessary for physical fitness and good health which is paramount to you being an entrepreneur. It reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and other diseases. It can improve your appearance and delay the aging process. Now find out how exercise can improve the health of your business below:
Build your network.
While working out at the gym or participating in team sport, fitness can help you network with prospective clients or strengthen existing business relationships. You can meet prospective clients through fitness activity. Fitness challenges open a window into individuals' personalities and allow you to communicate with others in a very different way.
Exercise increases blood flow to the brain meaning that a little exercise before a brain storming session may be needed before a brain storming session.
Physical activity reduces stress hormones and increases the production of endorphins that give you a natural high. Getting in a workout, whether before work or during the workday can allow you to approach your work with a calmer mindset. The more stressed you are, the more unable you are to make really good, rational business decisions
Boost your confidence.
Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem. Even the smallest fitness win can help you gain the confidence you need to achieve larger goals in your business life.
Overcome business challenges.
Training for a fitness challenge such as a marathon can help entrepreneurs re-learn the importance of goal-setting and determination. It gives you that feeling that everything is achievable while going through those rigorous exercises.
Keeps you refreshed for the day
A 2008 study published in the Journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics concluded that inactive individuals who normally complained of fatigue experienced increases in energy of up to 20 percent and decreased fatigue as much as 65 percent by participating in regular, low-intensity physical activity. Heading to the gym before the day business can help improve your decision and keeps you refreshed for the day.