As a business owner, I’m always approached by people wanting to know how I got here. They always think that my life is charmed. Well, actually it is, but not because I’m a business owner. It’s because I have a loving and supportive family, a slew of good friends, a plethora of wonderful clients and good health. Actually, great health.
I try and explain to people that being a small business owner is not everything it’s cracked up to be. Then I get..”But you’re your own boss!” No, I explain. I’m beholden to the insurance company, DWP, the Gas Company, my clients and the landlord. But, not being in the corporate world, I don’t have to have a meeting to decide if I have to have a meeting. The corporate world was never for me.
Anyway, let’s get back to the charmed part of my life. Specifically the health. As a business owner, I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep yourself in shape, be healthy and manage stress. If you’re not all of these, you will fail, your family life will suffer, and your business will go kaput.
So, as my lovely wife would say, “how to do?” Well, for starters, get in shape. Start walking each day; eat right, work out with weights or bands (and not the kind that play music, although I could work out with Bruce and the E Street Band.) You can work out at home with simple weights or resistance bands.
You can join a gym and actually go three or four times a week. It’s not enough to just join.
Eat breakfast. Eat breakfast. Eat breakfast. Would you get in the car and head to San Francisco without putting gas in the car? Eat breakfast. And then lunch and dinner.
Eat lots of vegetables. And not from the jar, can or box. Keep fresh.
Stay away from fast food. Yes. You heard me. NO FAST FOOD! It’s what’s killing us. It’s all processed, full of fats, additives and stuff I can’t even pronounce. And have I mentioned to join a gym?
Another option? Yes, you guessed it. Right here at Lanza Fitness Personal Training. We can show you how to exercise safely, effectively and properly.
How to eat right, what choices to make, how much and how often.
And then there’s the cardio. Very important for stress relief, calorie burn and having fun.
Studies have shown that business’s that offer or subsidize an exercise program have less absenteeism, less on the job injuries, higher productivity and happier employees.
The same can work for those of us who are the backbone of this country. The small business owner.
The bottom line is this…You have got to be and stay healthy! You don’t want to have to close early because you’re not feeling well. You don’t want to have to close for a few days because you’re too sick to get out of bed. You don’t want to have to close because you’re dead.
Stay healthy, strong and alive!
If you would like to talk, or have questions feel free to call. I’m always here. Happy and healthy.
Thanks for listening and have a healthy day!