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We’ve all been noticing those extra few pounds on the scales after a busy Christmas period. If you’ve recently started running your own business though, you might have noticed this period is not limited just to Christmas anymore…

It can be hard to remain healthy with the stress and busyness of running a business. Here are a couple of quick tips you can keep in mind if you want to keep an eye on your health this year.

Don’t just stay seated!

If you work in an office then sedentary life is very common. Spending all day sitting at a desk can have serious repercussions on the spine and can cause a multitude of lower back problems.

Make sure to stand up and loosen up those muscles every now and then. Most physiotherapists will recommend having a quick stand up every 20 minutes to avoid pain. This is easily achievable these days with smartwatch reminders and quick trips to the printer.

Snacking can be a common issue

If you work a very repetitive job then alleviating some of the tedium with snacking can be your own worst enemy. While most of us don’t even realise we are doing it, having a drawer of treats or unhealthy snacks to feast on during the day can quickly lead to weight gain, which in turn, leads to further problems.

Try switching some of these snacks out for healthier alternatives. While nuts may not be the most exciting snack, it beats eating chocolate all day, right…? Or at least it’s a bit healthier!

Be sure to exercise regularly

Not only will this do wonders for your physical health, but taking even half an hour a day to engage in some exercise is also great for mental health. It’ll help you unwind whilst firing up all those endorphins, and increase your physical endurance too! Don’t just assume that this guidance is solely for office-based workers, though. Even if your job is very physical, it’s important to exercise the areas that might be getting overlooked all day, as well as using it as an opportunity to get some head space.

Try not to start off too intense though, most people sign up for an expensive gym membership and start to hate it before the month’s end. Start gentle!

Take a break during the day

Some studies have shown that entrepreneurs tend to work almost double the time a regular employee would. While this work may not seem like a chore to you, make sure to take a lunch break during your day. Not only can this do wonders for your productivity, but it’s also essential for your health.

Work remotely to break up the week

If you have the opportunity, try working in a different location every once in a while. Getting a break from your usual environment can help you feel refreshed, which is great for productivity and inspiration.

What are you doing to remain healthy as an entrepreneur? Do you struggle to make time for yourself while running a business? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Christopher Jones

Forensics graduate-turned copywriter and blogger. I love turning complex topics into easy to understand, yet engaging pieces of content.

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