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Take Risks on Your Business and Not Your Health

Take Risks on Your Business and Not Your Health
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Entrepreneurship is fundamentally connected to risk-taking. Being an entrepreneur starts with you waking up early in the morning to think, strategize and desiring to be more for overall business success. This therefore entails putting your personal finances, family and health at stake.

I am motivated to stress on health (mental and physical) because most entrepreneurs I have been privileged to meet and converse with have the belief that business wouldn’t thrive if they were not always there. As a result of this, they are 100 percent actively involved in all their business processes, tasks and decisions.  

This accounts for longer working hours which adversely affect the mental and physical strength of many entrepreneurs. As this go on daily, it gradually affects the health. Surprisingly, you’ll be shocked to learn that your business achieved significant feats at your absence.

Your business is your life and your life is your business. No one is disputing it, but your daily business risks taking should not be highly placed above your health. Here are 5 tips to staying in good health while dealing with daily business risk taking;

  1. Delegate Tasks and Ease the Body

Most business owners find it difficult to delegate tasks to workers maybe as a result of lack of trust or fear of employees’ mistakes. Whatever the reason, there’s so much benefits of delegating tasks and assigning responsibilities. You may never know how creative, innovative, confident and productive your employees are unless you delegate some tasks to them.

Your staff can also offer fresh insight to your business which increases creativity and innovation. Most importantly, by delegating, it free up more time for you to focus on more important tasks. You can’t be everywhere at the same time. Such increase in time reduces business stress and eases your body.

  1. Constantly Watch your Body

It’s somewhat easy for people to detect that their car just started to sound odd. This is a pointer that they listen to their engine. Without second guessing, they are in the car workshop to carryout thorough maintenance and keep the car in shape.

This is just the opposite of what happen when it comes to taking care of health. Most people don’t listen to their body systems and take necessary actions. Someone could have persistent headache or being overweight and quickly attribute it to stressful business tasks or the junk food he/she has eaten over a specific period. It stops there and the next action is I’ll be fine and invigorated the next morning rather than consulting a medical expert or going for weight loss meal delivery plans.

Little illnesses when not checked can result to serious health concerns. You just have to listen to your body and take prompt actions.

  1. Go for Medical Check-ups

You may never know the true state of your health if you don’t go for regular check-ups. Some people only visit hospitals when they are critically down and grasping for air. This can be preventable if only you go regular checks on your health.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ‘regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment and cure are better.

  1. Go for Medical Massage

Studies have shown that excessive sitting causes overweight and obese, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and early death. Sitting for long periods is thought to slow the metabolism, which affects the body's ability to regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and break down body fat.

Entrepreneurs are known for working long hours which may involve sitting down all through the day. It’s dangerous. Go for regular medical massage to keep the body energetic, healthy and immune to deadly illnesses.

  1. Engage in Regular Morning Exercise

If only we know the benefits of regular morning exercise to our health, we’ll never skip it. Most entrepreneurs, rather than starting their day with a little exercise to keep the body fit for the day’s hurdle, will starts with how to move the business to the next level of success.

I’m not saying this is bad, but there’s time for everything. Studies have shown that physical activity or exercise can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Most importantly, regular activity can improve the quality of your life.

Your life is your business and your business is your life. Your business will remain even while you’re gone. Hence take risks on your business and not your health.

Richard Agu is a researcher, entrepreneur and freelancer, passionate about entrepreneurship and self-development. Currently, Richard writes for Entrepreneur.com, Goodmenproject.com, among others. Follow him on Linkedin.com by clicking here now.

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