The title may be a wee bit misleading. Obviously you won’t be playing sports in your business suit. But, after you have spent inordinate amounts of time in front of a computer screen to earn your online business degree, you will come to the revelation that it’s time to get active.
Your double breasted three piece suit will probably hinder you from scoring a goal, or making a tackle, but there are companies that make the best compression socks for business professionals. Now you can keep the socks on when you change for the daily workout. But which workouts are most effective for people in your industry? It’s a great question and one we seek to answer here.
The Value of Exercise
While you’ve been busy learning the value of the bottom line and ROI, you might have forgotten why physical activity is in your best interest too. Here are some things exercise can do for you:
- Boost energy– Improving your strength and endurance through regular workouts can increase your oxygen intake which will enable your body to function optimally thereby boosting your energy. Here are some additional energy helps.
- Heighten mood-When you exercise, you engage adrenaline and endorphins. Both of these seemingly intoxicating hormones can boost your mood and enthusiasm.
- It’s fun- You have been spending all your time in front of a screen! Getting out in the fresh air and seeing your body shape into the you you’ve always wanted is fun! So are competitive sports.
- Sleep better- If you are noticing troubles falling asleep, regular exercise can help you have deeper sleep while falling into it much quicker. If you need additional help with sleep issues, read this.
- Control Weight- Exercise helps you burn those unwanted calories, which turned into excess poundage while you did little more than type essays and click away at course descriptions with your mouse.
Workouts of the Successful
You decided to earn your online business degree because somewhere deep inside you long for professional and monetary success. The people we are about to mention desired something similar. These workouts are part of the fortune and fame they achieved:
- Anna Wintour (Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief) plays an hour of tennis every morning.
- Oprah Winfrey works out six times a week doing 45 minutes of cardio and various other strength training exercises to include: stretching and incline crunches.
- Aaron Patzer (Mint.com’s founder) says he interrupts his 14 hour work days to exercise. He chooses to run, rock climb, lift weights and even climb trees. If you don’t have any idea who he is, read this.
- Condoleezza Rice does 40 minutes of cardio on a tread climber or an elliptical even if she’s on the road. Sticking to routine is extremely important to her.
- Michael Corbat, Citigroup’s CEO, employs what he calls a fat torcher, the Spartacus Workout.
- Frits van Paaschen, Starwood Hotels and Resort’s chief, runs ten miles daily. He starts at 6 in the morning and completed the Ironman triathlon in under 13 hours.
- Wendy Davis, a Texas Senator, loves running and bicycling. She credits that activity to her recent ability to stand for 13 hours without even a bathroom break.
Successful people workout, and perchance the reverse is true, people who workout are successful. There’s a reason you are getting your business degree and learning about exercise. Don’t forget the compression socks, you’ll need strong ankles and calves to stand for long hours when leading board meetings.