Running your own business means not having any fixed schedules, having responsibilities to take care of and also the stress that comes along with it all. While your own business can be lucrative and provide enough excitement, neglecting your own health could come with a heavy cost.

While it is important to run your business to your fullest potential, it is also equally important to know how to keep fit. With a running business, it is often difficult to take time out for yourself to exercise. But it must be done, even if it is not more than 45 minutes, use that time profitably.

Here are a few reasons why staying fit is important while having a business to run:

It improves your energy levels and productivity: Regularly exercising and staying fit helps you remain energetic throughout the day. This by default improves your productivity and does your business a lot of good. Leading a business requires important decisions to be taken, attention to be paid. Make sure you have enough energy for that.

It boosts your confidence and productivity: Staying fit and being confident go hand in hand. You know that when you are fit you look good, and when you look good you naturally feel confident about yourself. You are more open to going out, meeting new people and do all that it takes to see your business grow.

For you mental wellness: Exercising is one of the best ways to deal with stress. It has been scientifically proven that exercising helps release the “feel good” hormones in the body which invariably make the person feel good about themselves. It also helps to shift the focus to your body for that much time, taking time off thinking about work or stress.

It helps you be a positive influence: When you are leading a business you invariably are a leader in the eyes of your employees. When you are healthy and fit yourself, you can be a good role model or a positive influence on your staff too.