Drink more water

Did you know that 60% of our bodies are water? Water is key and yet most of us forget to drink it in the day. On average a person needs between 2 and 4 litres of water a day to be functioning at maximum capacity. You must increase your water intake if you want to function at your best and be healthier each day. 

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Take a lunch break walk outside

Taking a walk at lunch helps you get outside, see the world and take a break from work. This space adds to creativity, helps you exercise more and allows you to be social out of the office. It is also one of the best ways to get a good healthy dose of Vitamin D.

  



Exercise more

Exercising the body is of paramount importance. It is through exercise that you can stimulate different parts of your brain to give you more brainpower and a boost of energy to complete your day more easily. Exercise can be running, swimming, going to the gym or any other way in which you are moving your body as opposed to sitting all day.


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Eat more fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables should be 70% of your diet! Most entrepreneurs in the world probably get about 5-15% of their daily intake through these sources. If you want to be healthier then certainly increasing your intake will do wonders for your health. 

70%  5%-15% 




Avoid artificial sweeteners

Theyre easy to add as they give you a sugar boost and our bodies believe they taste nicer. However, it doesnt do your body any good and actually disrupts the normal systems your body has. In many cases it also causes you to become hungrier after, due to the spike in sugar levels. 

  



Schedule exercise in your week

If its scheduled then you will do it. The amount of entrepreneurs that I work with that say they want to make time for exercise but become too busy is not worth counting. If you really want to change your lifestyle then exercising needs to become a priority in your life. 

 




Eat when your body is hungry not your mind

Often we see a piece of cake or chocolate and have a craving to eat it. This is often the mind telling you, that youre hungry as opposed to physical hunger. Start to practice telling the difference between these to start to take back control of what you eat. 



Have more fun

Healthy people look to have more fun in their lives because they know that when they have fun they can truly unwind and relax. There are too many people in this world that dont have balance and work far too hard. It is through this that you can really start to shift your life and have an abundance of fun moving forward.



Be aware of your steps

Healthy people are aware of how much they walk in the day. They may have a tracker or use their phone but they understand that as a human if you walk less than 6000 steps in a day then your body will start breaking down and giving you aches and pains. Aim for around 10,000 steps per day and dont stop until you hit the target! 

600010000


 

Allow yourself to cheat

No I dont mean cheating in relationships. I mean having cheat food, whether these are cocktails, chocolate, cakes whatever it is. Allow yourself the flexibility to have these from time to time. If you dont do this what will happen is that you will do great for a period of time and then one day will come where you binge eat on everything. Its much better to do it sustainably than a binge eating session!

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Order dressing on the side

When you order food, have the dressing on the side. People are often not aware of the amount of oil, cream and calories in a dressing. Use dressings sparingly and dont drench your food in it. 



Eat healthy fat
s

Research continually shows that eating healthy fats such as omega 3 found in nuts, fish, avocado and olive oil, helps to protect your against high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease.

Omega 3


Cook at home

Healthier people tend to cook at home because they understand what they are putting into their food. If you eat out many times in the week, you may not know what is really in the dishes that you are eating. They may look healthy but where the food is from and how its cooked has a big impact on how healthy the dish is to your body. 

  



Eat simple meals often

Fit people create simple meals that they have very often. These are often balanced meals that truly give them the nutrition they need as they go about their day. Find the meals that work for you, keep it simple and have them often.

 


Listen to your body

Listening to your body is one of the best skills you can develop. Whether it is allowing you to rest, eating a certain type of food or exercising slightly harder on a certain day. Learn to differentiate between listening to your bodys cravings and understanding what your body truly needs. 

   



Sleep more

We live in a society where most people dont get enough sleep. If you have more sleep then you will feel yourself being able to focus more, exercise harder and be in a better mood throughout the day. Sleep is of paramount importance and something that should not be overlooked.



Improve your posture

This is a major issue that many entrepreneurs face. Over time we often begin to adopt bad habits in our posture that cause our bodies to overcompensate in different areas. A tight hip can lead to shoulder pain. There are many examples of this so make sure that you are doing exercises regularly to reset your body back to its normal state.

  




Stop eating when you feel full

Its very easy for us to want to eat everything on our plate. Instead learn to listen to your body and stop when you are 80% full. It takes some time for your body to digest your food and for you to feel full, so wait 10 minutes and most likely you wont need to eat more. If you do, just drink some water as most commonly youll be feeling dehydrated after the meal.

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Avoid soda drinks

If you drink soda drinks often its often equated to drinking empty calories. They dont do anything for your body except add to your calories for the day. Choose to have green tea, vegetable juices and water instead. 

 




Learn to say no

Healthy people know when they dont want to eat more or when they dont want to have another drink. Its this discipline that allows them to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout the year. As you start to install this in your life, you will notice that people will respect you more and you will feel so much better!

  





I hope you enjoyed reading these tips, if you havent already make a few notes of the tips that you need to start implementing into your life and make sure this happens on a consistent basis moving forward.

Want to receive new articles just like this?Join thousands of other entrepreneurs receiving weekly tips, tricks and strategies!




About Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey is an entrepreneur lifestyle expert, international speaker, Tony Robbins Strategic Intervention Coach, and the Lead Facilitator for Zero Suicide Systems Nu-Rekall. After overcoming his own self-sabotage in business, he now helps other entrepreneurs create business success whilst living an extraordinary lifestyle. Ben is the founder of the Entrepreneur Lifestyle Accelerator, supporting overwhelmed entrepreneurs around the globe that are struggling to create the success they desire. His events led by his trainers are now regularly held internationally, working with senior leadership teams of large companies such as Maersk, HSBC, and Coca Cola. Ben is also the founder of the Lifestyle Coach Academy, training lifestyle coaches with the coaching skills, knowledge and business strategies to build a coaching practice online.




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Drink more water

Did you know that 60% of our bodies are water? Water is key and yet most of us forget to drink it in the day. On average a person needs between 2 and 4 litres of water a day to be functioning at maximum capacity. You must increase your water intake if you want to function at your best and be healthier each day. 

60%2-4




Take a lunch break walk outside

Taking a walk at lunch helps you get outside, see the world and take a break from work. This space adds to creativity, helps you exercise more and allows you to be social out of the office. It is also one of the best ways to get a good healthy dose of Vitamin D.

  



Exercise more

Exercising the body is of paramount importance. It is through exercise that you can stimulate different parts of your brain to give you more brainpower and a boost of energy to complete your day more easily. Exercise can be running, swimming, going to the gym or any other way in which you are moving your body as opposed to sitting all day.


  D




Eat more fruits and vegetables

Fruits and vegetables should be 70% of your diet! Most entrepreneurs in the world probably get about 5-15% of their daily intake through these sources. If you want to be healthier then certainly increasing your intake will do wonders for your health. 

70%  5%-15% 




Avoid artificial sweeteners

Theyre easy to add as they give you a sugar boost and our bodies believe they taste nicer. However, it doesnt do your body any good and actually disrupts the normal systems your body has. In many cases it also causes you to become hungrier after, due to the spike in sugar levels. 

  



Schedule exercise in your week

If its scheduled then you will do it. The amount of entrepreneurs that I work with that say they want to make time for exercise but become too busy is not worth counting. If you really want to change your lifestyle then exercising needs to become a priority in your life. 

 




Eat when your body is hungry not your mind

Often we see a piece of cake or chocolate and have a craving to eat it. This is often the mind telling you, that youre hungry as opposed to physical hunger. Start to practice telling the difference between these to start to take back control of what you eat. 



Have more fun

Healthy people look to have more fun in their lives because they know that when they have fun they can truly unwind and relax. There are too many people in this world that dont have balance and work far too hard. It is through this that you can really start to shift your life and have an abundance of fun moving forward.



Be aware of your steps

Healthy people are aware of how much they walk in the day. They may have a tracker or use their phone but they understand that as a human if you walk less than 6000 steps in a day then your body will start breaking down and giving you aches and pains. Aim for around 10,000 steps per day and dont stop until you hit the target! 

600010000


 

Allow yourself to cheat

No I dont mean cheating in relationships. I mean having cheat food, whether these are cocktails, chocolate, cakes whatever it is. Allow yourself the flexibility to have these from time to time. If you dont do this what will happen is that you will do great for a period of time and then one day will come where you binge eat on everything. Its much better to do it sustainably than a binge eating session!

~



Order dressing on the side

When you order food, have the dressing on the side. People are often not aware of the amount of oil, cream and calories in a dressing. Use dressings sparingly and dont drench your food in it. 



Eat healthy fat
s

Research continually shows that eating healthy fats such as omega 3 found in nuts, fish, avocado and olive oil, helps to protect your against high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease.

Omega 3


Cook at home

Healthier people tend to cook at home because they understand what they are putting into their food. If you eat out many times in the week, you may not know what is really in the dishes that you are eating. They may look healthy but where the food is from and how its cooked has a big impact on how healthy the dish is to your body. 

  



Eat simple meals often

Fit people create simple meals that they have very often. These are often balanced meals that truly give them the nutrition they need as they go about their day. Find the meals that work for you, keep it simple and have them often.

 


Listen to your body

Listening to your body is one of the best skills you can develop. Whether it is allowing you to rest, eating a certain type of food or exercising slightly harder on a certain day. Learn to differentiate between listening to your bodys cravings and understanding what your body truly needs. 

   



Sleep more

We live in a society where most people dont get enough sleep. If you have more sleep then you will feel yourself being able to focus more, exercise harder and be in a better mood throughout the day. Sleep is of paramount importance and something that should not be overlooked.



Improve your posture

This is a major issue that many entrepreneurs face. Over time we often begin to adopt bad habits in our posture that cause our bodies to overcompensate in different areas. A tight hip can lead to shoulder pain. There are many examples of this so make sure that you are doing exercises regularly to reset your body back to its normal state.

  




Stop eating when you feel full

Its very easy for us to want to eat everything on our plate. Instead learn to listen to your body and stop when you are 80% full. It takes some time for your body to digest your food and for you to feel full, so wait 10 minutes and most likely you wont need to eat more. If you do, just drink some water as most commonly youll be feeling dehydrated after the meal.

10



Avoid soda drinks

If you drink soda drinks often its often equated to drinking empty calories. They dont do anything for your body except add to your calories for the day. Choose to have green tea, vegetable juices and water instead. 

 




Learn to say no

Healthy people know when they dont want to eat more or when they dont want to have another drink. Its this discipline that allows them to maintain a healthy lifestyle throughout the year. As you start to install this in your life, you will notice that people will respect you more and you will feel so much better!

  





I hope you enjoyed reading these tips, if you havent already make a few notes of the tips that you need to start implementing into your life and make sure this happens on a consistent basis moving forward.

Want to receive new articles just like this?Join thousands of other entrepreneurs receiving weekly tips, tricks and strategies!




About Ben Ivey

Ben Ivey is an entrepreneur lifestyle expert, international speaker, Tony Robbins Strategic Intervention Coach, and the Lead Facilitator for Zero Suicide Systems Nu-Rekall. After overcoming his own self-sabotage in business, he now helps other entrepreneurs create business success whilst living an extraordinary lifestyle. Ben is the founder of the Entrepreneur Lifestyle Accelerator, supporting overwhelmed entrepreneurs around the globe that are struggling to create the success they desire. His events led by his trainers are now regularly held internationally, working with senior leadership teams of large companies such as Maersk, HSBC, and Coca Cola. Ben is also the founder of the Lifestyle Coach Academy, training lifestyle coaches with the coaching skills, knowledge and business strategies to build a coaching practice online.




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