London-based firm AJG Direct has revealed why eating healthily and looking after yourself is particularly important for entrepreneurs.
AJG Direct outlines how many entrepreneurs are like athletes – they work long days, travel and have to perform at high levels. The firm outlines how without a proper meal it is difficult to concentrate in these high-pressure situations and whilst an entrepreneur may not need to consume 12,000 calories a day like some professional athletes, it is important for entrepreneurs to have a good meal and look after themselves in order to give their best performance every day.
Sales specialists, AJG Direct, therefore, feels it is vital for entrepreneurs to look after their bodies by sleeping well, exercising well and eating well. The firm highlights how all of this will lead to increased energy and better results.
Here, AJG Direct has outlined their recommended food for entrepreneurs:
An entrepreneurs’ biggest challenge when they are on the road is making sure meals can give off energy for a long time when they may not have time to stop for lunch. AJG Direct shares how these top 3 foods are great for long-haul performance enhancers:
Quinoa – The ultimate superfood, quinoa has carbohydrates protein and all nine amino acids helping to reduce hunger and enhance performance.
Chia seeds – like quinoa, Chia seeds offer a lot of protein that tastes great blended in yogurt or a smoothie.
Avocado – Fat is one of the nutritional elements that keeps people fuller for longer. Throw in vitamins C, K, and B6 and this makes the avocado a powerhouse.
“Coffee or an energy drink can pick up your energy for a brief moment but it is far better to have some gentler energy sources that don’t have you crashing after half an hour,” shares AJG Direct.
Almonds – Perfectly balanced fat and protein, almonds give off long-burning energy without a sugar rush.
Blueberries – Craving something sweet? Take the natural route with antioxidant rich blueberries, offers AJG Direct.
Peppers – Thanks to their capsaicin content, peppers give people an energy rush and boost their metabolism.
“After a busy day, entrepreneurs can find it hard to relax and get a good night’s sleep, but sleep is critical for optimum performance,” highlights AJG Direct. “When you need help winding down, try these options.”
Dark Chocolate – Indulge in some dark chocolate, its combination of serotonin, magnesium, and dopamine will help with relaxation.
Honey – Tryptophan appears in honey which makes people sleepy. Combine honey with the natural sleep aid chamomile and a cup of tea and entrepreneurs are set for a great night’s sleep.
Cherries – Cherries are a great natural source to replace sleep medication.
AJG Direct is an outsourced sales and marketing firm based in London. The firm specialises in personalised event marketing campaigns which allow them to connect with consumers on a face-to-face basis. This one-to-one interaction with consumers helps to drive long-lasting and personal business relationships between brand and consumer. In turn, this often leads to increased customer acquisition, brand awareness and brand loyalty for their clients.
AJG Direct aims to stay healthy as a firm and actively promotes activities which include fun exercise and sports. The firm also aims to offer regular team meetings at restaurants to ensure every one of their contractors has a good meal after a busy day.