Showing up as their best selves is something entrepreneurs pride themselves in. Dressing for the part we call it. But very often we get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of trying to turn our start-ups into multi-billion rand empires that we forget about the greatest asset we own – our health. 

You wake up bright and early, but you still feel sluggish. Your first instinct is to grab a cup of coffee and a doughnut on the way to work. It becomes an endless cycle of unhealthy food choices and no exercise. 

Surely there must be another way? Fortunately there is a solution and it’s easier than you think. Begin by swopping out some of your meals with healthier alternatives. 

A smoothie for breakfast, snacking on nuts, reducing the portion of carbs or if you’re strong enough cutting them out completely. The big one is cutting down on fast food and fried food. It doesn’t have to be huge changes at once, just small sustained choices. Now that that you’re changing your eating habits – why not add some movement to your schedule? With exercise two rules are important – first exercise at least three times a week for 40 minutes a day, and secondly, do what you love. If you enjoy dancing, enrol in a dance class. Or maybe boxing is your thing? Swimming? Maybe even playing soccer with your friends? It’s important to do what you love because this will keep you going. 

Don’t forget your eight glasses of water a day and 6-8 hours of sleep. In a few weeks and you’ll be able to feel and see the difference! Don’t have time to make your healthy food? Baaa Smoothie Bar has got you covered. Order online or call to order. You can also email Bontle. Read Baaa Smoothie’s full article here.