Most of you reading this are entrepreneurs. When you run your own business, it’s very easy to put yourself last on your priority list. There’s just so much to do! You don’t have time for [insert activity here]!
I’m not going to talk about how important a routine is to your physical and mental health because I don’t have to, you know it. And you know about waking up at the same time every morning, so I’ll pass on that, too.
In fact, you know what to do. But if you’re like most of us, you just don’t do it. So, I found a 30-second tip to help you with the exercise issue. Planks. This comes to us from Lisa Morris of Road Concierge*
In case you have that much of an aversion to gyms, you assume one of the positions shown above and just stay there. There are many more variations, ways to make them more ambitious, but these are the most common ones. The idea is to hold our body completely straight for as long as you can. Aim for 30 seconds at first and don’t hold for longer than 2 minutes. It won’t hurt you, there’s just no benefit in a doing a simple plank for longer. It’s a good idea to do planks in front of a mirror first so you know what it feels like. It’s very common to let your belly drop of stick your butt up too high.
What makes this so great is that you can do it anywhere, any time, in any clothes. So, once an hour, get up from your desk – or stop what you’re doing – and take 30-120 seconds to do this, then you’re back to work. And there’s no travel time. Set an hourly alarm on your phone.
This is a very simple, easy fix for three of the biggest problems entrepreneurs and any desk workers face: It gets you up out of your chair. It gets you a smidgen of exercise. And it gives you a few seconds of me time. So, do it!
*Road Concierge: @roadconcierge; found on http://bit.ly/1GcTDxt