Unlock Your Inner Athlete and Maximize Your Executive Performance

As an executive, you understand the role that motivation and mindset play in being successful. You stare at your company’s competition and come up with unique strategies to defeat them, and you don’t look at an obstacle as a setback, you see a challenge you can overcome.

If you’ve ever compared your role as an executive to that of a pro basketball player or football player, you wouldn’t be too far off the mark. So, while you’ve got the mental acumen to tackle the boardroom, imagine what your life would be like if you had the physical abilities of an athlete.

Think about your success -  if you didn’t feel exhausted all the time or if you had an outlet for your stress, how much better of a leader would you be? What kind of impact could you make in your company if you weren’t burnt out, exhausted, or struggling to maintain your focus. Imagine the heights you could achieve if you got the drive and power back that led to you reaching the corner office in the first place.

Why Do You Need to Exercise to Be a Better Leader?

As you battle stress and fatigue, or even more severe concerns like anxiety or depression, you are most likely seeing how this is affecting your ability to lead your team. Rather than being the dynamic leader that inspired the team that you used to be, now you’re snapping and withdrawing, preferring to spend time in your office instead of the boardroom.

Getting physical activity can turn those feelings around and get you closer to being the leader you know you can be. Years of research are pointing to how exercise is crucial not just to losing weight and staying healthy, but how vital it is to mental wellness, stress management, and improving your concentration and memory.  

Research is also showing how just a few minutes of moderate exercise can have powerful, positive effects on your mood due to the release of endorphins (think of the Runner’s High), while long-term, consistent exercise can reduce long-term depression.

More energy, improved focus, stress release, better overall health - Are you convinced yet?

How Much Exercise is Enough?

Does this mean you need to train for a marathon? Only if you want to. Instead, consider starting off with the recommendation of the Department of Health and Human Services and aim for 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week - about 30 minutes a day, five days a week, or for more dramatic results, 300 minutes a week.

What constitutes moderate exercise? Think a brisk walk, swimming laps, or riding a bicycle - you should feel exertion without being out of breath.

Shutting Down Your Excuses

You’re reading this and you’re already thinking about why you can’t achieve the 150 minutes a week - you’re already working 12-hour days, you don’t spend enough time with your partner or family as it is, you’re exhausted, you’re out of shape.

Let’s break each excuse down:

  • Don’t have time - While you may not have 30 minutes a day, break it up. Get a 10 minute walk around the parking lot before work, another 10 after lunch, and another 10 before you get in your car to go home. Or instead of 30 minutes a day, do shorter amounts during the week and go on a hike on the weekend with your family or play tennis with a friend.

  • Not spending enough time with family - Take your family or your partner with you. It’s a great way to reconnect without the distraction of screens, and the whole family will be in a better mood - a net positive.

  • You’re exhausted - See above where research shows that rather than making you more tired, exercise revs you up and gives you energy. Even if you’re tired when you start, movement will recharge you mentally and physically.

  • You’re out of shape - The only way to get in shape is to exercise, so even starting slow is better than doing nothing at all.

The key to understanding how to effectively move and what works best for your body lies in your genetic code. With cutting edge technology, we can look at your genes and discover how your musculoskeletal system, heart, metabolism, and other aspects of your body are operating on a near-cellular level to create the workout plans that will get you back into shape physically and mentally.

If you’re ready to achieve peak performance at work and at home, get back to being the leader that climbed the corporate ladder, and discover the state-of-the-art wellness solutions that put an end to exhaustion, aches, stress, and tension, click here and schedule a Free 15-minute Video Consultation, but time is limited so book soon.

Dr. James Leonette