[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ould you imagine if your energy levels were endless and you could turn water into wine?
Okay, maybe not turn water into wine but imagine if you felt great, all the time. I know. It seems like a dream, but really, it's not.
Having the energy and superhuman powers as a business professional is easier than it sounds.
Lets be honest.
Most business professionals slouch over a desk, get 5 colds a year and have high blood pressure. Sadly, I've been there.
This is a pretty crappy place to be but you can overcome it and kick-start your health and become a better business professional.
Here are 5 benefits of being physically fit and how they can make you more successful:
1) Know who you are by being confident
When you feel good, you look good and when you look good you're confident. Being physically fit encourages confidence by giving you the tools to stand up straight, look people in the eye and speak with conviction. This sends signals not only to yourself but also to others that you're proud and confident in who you are.
People do business with confident people. They know their products and / or services, they know themselves and they definitely know their clients.
2) Boost in brain power = boost in revenue
We've all heard that exercise is heart healthy but it also has significant benefits for your noggin (yes, that's your head).
Dr. John Ratey, a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston said to NBC News, "Exercise in many ways optimizes your brain to learn" and "…brain cells actually become more resilient and more pliable and are more ready to link up."
If your brain is working better the more ideas you'll generate and the more rational you'll become. This has a direct link to an increase in revenue.
3) Trash the feeling of stress by learning to cope with it
Being physically fit gives you the added benefit of receiving a constant flow of endorphins. These little brain neurotransmitters are your "feel-good" source and are contributed to stress reduction.
The less stressed you are the more coherent and rational you'll be. Who wants to work for or deal with an irate maniac? Being able to cope with stress is crucial to becoming more successful.
4) If you're more efficient, more opportunities will open
One of the best benefits of being physically fit for business professionals is its ability to make you more productive. It boosts your energy, makes you alert and increases your confidence. All 3 of these produce a spike in your productivity.
We can conclude that the more productive you are the more gets done, right? Being more productive opens the door to added possibilities.
5) The more fuel you have, the more effort you can give the world
We can all feel like a drag during the day, it's normal. But another benefit of being physically fit is the spike in energy you'll experience. By delivering more oxygen and nutrients to your organs you'll feel like a new person. Okay, maybe not a new "person" but better than you did before.
The more energy you have, the more you can get done. The more you get done, the better off your business will be [Tweet This].
Be warned that there's one drawback to being fit. The I-need-to-be-more-fit-and-cardio-is -the-only-way-to-get-there mentality. Never, ever, ever get stuck in the mindset that you must do cardio to lose weight. If you enjoy running half marathons, triathlons, and bicycling for 50 miles, that's great. But never think you have to if you don't enjoy it. Remember follow your passions.
The benefits of being physically fit for every entrepreneur is a no brainer. In order to achieve the greatest success, your mind, body and soul must be plentiful and healthy. If you can't take care of yourself, how can you take care of a business? It's a tough question, but think about it.