How Do Business Owners Keep Healthy? Healthful Tips

Remaining healthy as a business owner

Me, working out on an inverted Bosu ball.

People often wonder how business owners remain healthy. As someone who is often asked, “Are you a personal trainer?” (I most definitely am not!), I thought I’d share some helpful hints and tips into becoming and remaining healthy while building your business.

My Workouts

I am a former sprinter who maintains visions of running again on the master’s track circuit so I remain healthy and stay in shape by doing sprinting-related workouts at the gym. I lift weights (light some days, heavy others), do box jumps, various plyometric exercises, Bosu ball balancing and many different core exercises. I go by how I feel but I generally work out 2-3 days in a row, then one day off. My day off often includes 30 minutes of Ashtanga Yoga using a video or from memory. I typically head to the gym around 7 or 7:30pm and work out for 1.5 hours. Working out at the end of the day is also a fantastic way for me to cut off thoughts about my business and eliminate stress. On the weekends, when the weather is nice I’ll run (or walk!) the stadium steps, go rollerblading, or do some sprinting drills in the park or on the track.

Healthy fruits and vegetables for energy

Here is an example of the huge assortment of fruits and vegetables you have to choose from.

Eating Healthy

In addition, I eat very healthy. I eat organic meat on occasion, but largely follow a vegetarian diet. I eat 8-12 servings of fruits and vegetables each day, drink 2-3 cups of green tea, and drink lots of water (all that fiber!). I fast for 3-10 days twice per year. I visit the chiropractor every six weeks or so because all the sitting during the day without my legs firmly planted on the floor adversely impacts my back. I also meditate for 10-30 minutes every morning and many nights. I’ve been working out nearly my entire life but I’ve only been meditating for six years, and regularly meditating for two. Meditating has had the largest impact on calming my head noise and business-related stress on an ongoing basis.

When I Travel

Finally, when I travel, I typically stay at a Hampton Inn because they have pretty good gyms with weights and Bosu balls. I bring a jump rope and will do yoga in my room using a hotel towel. (No, I don’t cart my yoga mat around!)

Any additional suggestions? What do you do to stay in shape?

  • Mark

    I try to eat really healthy. I take in natural meat occasionally, but largely adhere to a vegetarian diet plan. I try to eat 8-12 helpings of fruits and vegetables each day, consume 2-3 servings of green leaf tea, and drink plenty of water (everything fibers!). I fast for 3-10 days 2 times each year. I visit the chiropractic specialist each and every 6 weeks or more because all of the resting during the day without the need of my thighs and legs strongly planted on to the floor negatively impacts my again. Furthermore, i meditate for 10-30 minutes each morning and several times. I have been working out virtually my whole life but I’ve only been meditating for half a dozen years, and on a regular basis meditating for 2. App promotion – Meditating has had the greatest influence on relaxing my mind noise and organization-related tension on an on-going time frame.