While it's common knowledge that exercise is a daily habit which helps people succeed, many entrepreneurs don't prioritize their workouts to the degree they should. That's according to a survey of about 1,400 small business owners conducted by online small business lender Funding Circle, which found:
- A quarter (26 percent) of small business owners say they don't have time to exercise regularly.
- Nearly 45 percent of respondents said they felt less stressed and 60 percent said that they felt good about themselves after working out.
- Over a four-week period, only 13 percent completed all their planned workouts, and two-thirds (67 percent) missed some or all of their planned workouts.
"Building a company is a decathlon--it's a test of skills, capabilities, endurance and sprints. As an entrepreneur, I've always found exercise to be a key part of my routine," says Sam Hodges, cofounder and U.S. managing director of Funding Circle. "It helps me manage my stress level, stay focused in the office, and ensures I have the physical energy necessary to handle a grueling work and travel schedule."
To inspire small business owners to increase their levels of physical activity, Funding Circle created this infographic highlighting the approximated daily and weekly caloric expenditures of some of the biggest names in business, according to exercise routine.