By Ruban Roberts
Running your own business as an entrepreneur can be challenging. People who have their own companies are driven and ambitious people who are willing to go above and beyond to make their dreams come true. Health and wellness are two must-have ingredients in any successful company.
Making healthy living a habit not only helps you to be happier and less prone to illness, but it could also make you more productive.
Ruban Roberts, CEO of RER Consulting Enterprise, shares some reminders on how you can be a healthy entrepreneur.
5 Health and Wellness Tips for Entrepreneurs
- Ensure that you have a sufficient amount of sleep nightly, a minimum of 6 hours.
- Stay Hydrated. Try to drink at least a gallon of water a day.
- During your downtime, find activities that challenge your mind and thought process daily.
- Make sure that you are moving throughout the day. Most entrepreneurs are sedentary, which causes health and mental health problems. Keep it moving
- For leisure, find physical activities you can do individually or as a group—bike riding, walking/jogging, kayaking, and swimming help to improve your blood circulation.
Ruban Roberts is CEO and founder of RER Consulting Enterprise LLC, a Strategic Planning, Evaluation Management, Program Development, and Training firm. He is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) facilitator, Brief Strategic Family Therapy Master Trainer, and clinician with over 18 years of experience with the University of Miami Brief Strategic Family Therapy Institute (BSFT®). He has extensive knowledge of research design, managing evidence-based model programs, and developing qualitative instruments. Mr. Roberts also worked on the Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Florida Node – a national study funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to research specific evidence-based model programs nationally.
Roberts also generously contributes his time and resources to many governmental and non-profit organizations. Mr. Roberts is the immediate past President of the Miami Dade Branch of the NAACP. He is an appointee to the following boards and workgroups: The Census 2020 Task Force appointed by the Miami Dade County Board of County Commissioners (2019), the Independent Review Board Work Group by the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners (2016); the Juvenile Justice Statewide Advisory Group by Governor Rick Scott (2016).
He also served as a Board member of the Miami Dade Economic Advisory Trust (MDEAT), appointed by the Miami Dade Board of County Commissioners (2015); the Circuit Eleven Juvenile Justice Board Miami Florida (2003); and was an appointed workgroup member for Eliminating Mental Health Disparities (EMHD) (2005) – an initiative sponsored by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Mr. Roberts also served on the Miami–Dade County Addiction Services Board (2011), the Region IV Health Equity Council (RHEC) (2010) – appointed by the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS); as well as serving on the Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Taskforce established by the State of Florida Secretary of Juvenile Justice Frank Peterman (2012).
Roberts matriculated at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, earning his master’s Degree in Social Work and Business Administration. His life-long interest in helping youth and families in under-served communities has culminated in a career in advocacy and community services spanning more than 25 years.
This article was republished with the permission of Ruban Roberts.