Women are really coming up in the world of business. In 2017, women represented around 46.5% of the labour force in the UK. As of 2018, around 17% of business was owned and ran by women according to an RBS study. If you are one such lady, or even if you happen to be embroiled in the world of business, it’s important to take proper care of yourself. On that end, what are the ways that you can safeguard your health?

Medical Check-ups

As a woman in business, your good health is a critical component in your continued success. One of the ways you can ensure your continued good health is by attending your annual health screenings. Normal parts of an annual screening include mammograms, a pap smear, skin cancer tests, eye exams, blood pressure screenings, and many others. Your annual health check can help to identify any undetected health conditions early according to NHS England.

Certain health issues have a direct effect on personal appearance; for example, fatty liver disease can cause excessive acne. This can have an impact on your self-confidence. In the world of business, self-confidence is needed to gain the confidence of investors, employees, and customers. Preventive screening can help you stay ahead of the curve so you can safeguard your brand and your company.

Get Enough Rest

Women actually need 20 more minutes of sleep as compared to men according to Dr. Jim Horne. Lack of sleep can affect both your short-term and long-term performance at work. When you don’t get enough sleep, you get irritable, stressed, and you tend to overlook details. This increases your likelihood to make mistakes which can literally cost you money. You can avoid this by making sure that you actively seek enough rest after office hours. Enough sleep puts you in a better physical and mental state to really digest any jargon that’s part of an important contract.

Plan Healthy Meals

When you’re rushing deadlines or going over reports, it can be rather tempting to grab a convenient meal rather than a healthy one. Junk food and fast food are notoriously packed with excess sugars and fats that eventually take its toll on your organs. It is better to take some time to learn about how you can incorporate healthier meals into your daily grind. Salads are a good option as they help you avoid the mid-afternoon digestion slump so your production can remain high according to Kerry Torrens, a Nutritional Therapist. It also helps keep you full longer so you won’t get tempted to go for afternoon snack runs which cut into your work.

Delegate Tasks

In an office environment, the pressure to complete tasks can be staggering. This stress is not good for your health. When you keep piling on stress, this will reduce your productivity and lessen your quality of work. It can also negatively affect how you interact with clients. Whenever you are able to, it is good to delegate tasks or share the load with co-workers or employees. Taking off a significant part of the load off your shoulders can help relieve some stress that can affect your health.

As a lady in the realm of business, it is ever important to be a good example. Finding the critical balance between staying healthy and exceeding office performance is paramount for the continued progress of women in the workforce. Always take the time to care of yourself and you’ll be in better shape to overcome business hurdles.