Your New Business’s Success May Depend on You Exercising

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When it comes to “getting it done,” entrepreneurs fare better than most at setting ambitious personal goals and achieving them. After all, it takes a lot of self-control and determination to launch a business and see it through to fruition.

After a long day at the office, it’s easy for entrepreneurs to come home, plunk down and fall asleep with their face in a TV dinner or tell themselves that they deserve a moment of rest. Entrepreneurs can also fall victim to an “all or nothing” mindset in which they feel compelled to focus 100 percent of their energy on a particular endeavor, usually sacrificing fitness.

But putting off exercise isn’t just hard on your health. You’re also passing up the opportunity to be more productive, clear-headed and consistent.

Working out also bolsters your consistency — a key driver to startup success. When you get into a routine of exercising regularly, you instill habits of follow-through and commitment that will carry over into your business.

By not working out, you gradually develop a habit of putting things off, which can bleed over into other aspects of your life — including your business. The longer you avoid working out, the harder it is to start.