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How Keeping Yourself in Shape Keeps Your Business in Shape

| July 3, 2013 | 9 Comments

Keep Yourself and Your Business in ShapeAlthough you may try to keep your personal and professional life separate, there are some aspects of your personal life that will still wind up flowing into the other. How you care for your body can impact your business more than you may realize. Your moods and energy levels are attributed to your health and these can greatly impact your business and personal interaction with others. Practicing better fitness could improve the overall functionality of your establishment.

1. High Energy

Positive energy levels can be contagious in a close proximity with others. One of the reasons why motivational speakers are so successful is because of the high-energy presentations they provide. Keeping your own energy levels high can act in the same way when interacting with your staff or clients. This doesn’t mean you should be hyper-active and bouncing off the walls. Keeping yourself in shape and eating the right foods can help you deliver this energy level that others will assimilate.

2. Influencing Others

When others are subjected to such a positive outlook on life, they tend to reciprocate. Deep down, everyone wants to be happy. If they are in the presence of someone who is energetic and a “go-getter,” many of them will try to emulate the attitude. This could improve productivity greatly within your business, and greater productivity equals greater revenues. It is easier to delegate tasks to someone who is energetic than someone who is not.

3. The Right Attitude

No one wants to work for someone who is always in a negative frame of mind. Although you don’t have to be a spokesperson for a television game show, having a good attitude can go a long way to interacting with your staff. This attitude can be adjusted by eating better and physically feeling good. Your emotions can be tied in with your physical health and the right foods can help you balance your emotional states. Improving your diet can improve your frame of mind.

4. Stresses of Life

Stress levels can be extremely detrimental to how your business performs. The more stress you experience, the more likely you are to make rash or irrational decisions. Physical fitness and a proper diet can help eliminate or reduce the affect this has on you and your business. Although you can still experience stress depending on the kind of work your business performs, the levels could be greatly decreased by keeping yourself in shape. The less stress you have to deal with, the more positive any situation can become.

5. Physical Prowess

If your business focuses on physical labor, then keeping yourself in shape is an obvious bonus to performing your tasks. However, you can still beat yourself down if you don’t have a proper diet. You can have a muscular physique but still lack stamina due to not eating properly while you work. Although foods high in carbohydrates may be easily burnt while you labor away, others could help you keep going longer such as foods loaded with proteins and Omega-3 fatty acids such as fish.

The healthier you are, the healthier your business will be. Your decisions need to be centered and your wits sharpened in order to succeed in today’s world. By keeping yourself fit and organized, you can see an impact in your day-to-day activities that is beneficial for your company. Practice better habits for living your personal life as it will impact your professional one.

This article is contributed by Madoline Hatter. Madoline is a freelance writer and blog junkie from You can reach her at: m.hatter12 @ gmail. com.

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  • MattWilsontv

    Working out keeps me balanced in both directions in terms of energy. It gives me the charge to keep going, eat healthy, and be motived, which I feel all day until about 3PM, when my brain no longer functions and I need to workout. In this case, it calms me down and relieves my stress from the day.

    Would love to see more true fitness experts writing cutting edge stuff for Under30CEO. Let us know if you want to contribute and if you have a true background in this stuff.

  • Mike Darche

    Nice article! I always find that the toughest workouts can clear my head and help me reflect on all of my relationships.

  • romero866

    Granted. Every single time I exercise I feel re-energized and more creative; it’s really a principle guys: your body is the vehicle on which you transport your goals and dreams, if you don’t take care of your vehicle with proper health and fitness, you will run out of gas soon. I see it all the time people skipping workouts and meals because they are too busy; it’s just an excuse; you should always put yourself first because at the end of the day, you are the one who’s leading the way towards your goals and dreams; Keep Calm and Stay Healthy!!!

  • Shily-Virtual Office Assistant

    Interesting thought. Everyone is short of time. Finding the time for keeping oneself healthy fit and fine and commit to taking small steps to exercise can lead to healthier business.

  • MattWilsontv

    I really like this Cesar about your body being a vehicle to get to your goals and dreams. Better keep it tuned up and fill it with Premium

  • MattWilsontv

    But not everyone is short of time. Yes we fall into the trap of being busy but that’s only an excuse for people who don’t value this investment in themselves.

  • Shily-Virtual Office Assistant

    Agreed. I am glad that you do have the time to interact with all who have commented and I can feel the enthusiasm in your words.

  • Jared O’Toole

    Skipping meals because you’re busy is way to common. Everyone has a day here and there but people don’t realize how unproductive they become because they skip these things to get more done. It eventually catches up with you.

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