• The Business Owner

Exhausted with Burnout!

The 17th March 2021 will mark the 1-year anniversary of my personal training facility being forced to shut due to Covid, compounded by storm damage summer 2020, it remains closed! Sadly, I am far from alone in this predicament, this is the blight of many businesses out there.

The past 12 months have led to many business owners doing what they do best, rolling up their sleeves, digging deep, showing innovation, motivating workforces, and surviving!!

Inevitably for many this has led to exhaustion, just at the point when we need the resolve to cope with the reopening of lockdown but would normally be considering some R&R with the family!!

With the idea of a holiday and time to recuperate unlikely we need to look at other ways to recover.

Exercise and food should play a huge part in this. The physical and mental benefits of regular exercise and healthy eating are well documented.

Exercising regularly will lower the risk of developing many long-term (chronic) conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.

Research shows that physical activity can boost mood, self-esteem and energy. It also improves sleep quality as well as reducing your risk of depression, stress, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Eating healthy food can help to prevent certain diseases such as stroke, type 2 diabetes & heart disease. It will reduce your risk of developing some cancers. A healthy food intake will most likely prevent you becoming overweight or obese. If you are overweight or obese, eating healthy food and creating a deficit will help you lose weight.

These benefits alone should prompt us all to reassess, refocus and prioritise healthy food and exercise!!

However, the reality is very different. Time pressures, deadlines, family, embedded habits and cumulative tiredness makes the thought of exercise daunting let alone having to sort a healthy food routine.

But consider that with these both in place the following are likely to happen (relatively quickly)

- Increased energy

- Increased productivity

- Better sleep

- Less sickness

- Quicker recovery

- Less irritability

- Better focus

If this were available to purchase as a packaged strategic business growth plan, most business owners would sign up straight away and roll out across their workforce!!

With a little help from my health and wellbeing platform Xerlife all of this is available!! Right down to printing off your weekly shopping lists, recipes, exercise videos and tracking your progress!!

All it takes is a few small tweaks to your weekly routine, the realisation that healthy eating doesn’t take long to prepare and finding the exercise that energises you!!!