20 Exercise Benefits for the Corporate Athlete

Every day I have the privilege of working with leaders at every level, from Fortune 500 companies, to non-profits, to the public sector. I spend much of my time discussing the #1 predictor of success with those leaders, Emotional Intelligence. The reason Emotional Intelligence sets these leaders above all the rest, is because they not only have the technical skill to accell in their positions, the strategic/visionary mind, but with more knowledge of how to manage their emotions they leap into the next level of effectiveness.

It was brought to my attention this week, as I scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed, to pay attention to our health. There was a great list of the benefits of exercise, and I want to share them with you. In order to be effective long-term we have to take care of our bodies. Incorporating as little as 20 minutes of exercise 4 days/week into your routine can have remarkable benefits long-term.

Here are the 20 Exercise Benefits for the Corporate Athlete:

  1. Reduces body fat

  2. Increases life span

  3. Oxygenates the body

  4. Manages chronic pain

  5. Strengthens muscles

  6. Wards off viruses

  7. Reduces the risk of diabetes

  8. Strengthens the heart

  9. Clears arteries

  10. Boosts moods

  11. Maintains mobility

  12. Improves memory

  13. Improves coordination

  14. Strengthens bones

  15. Improves complexion

  16. Detoxifies body

  17. Decreases stress

  18. Boosts immune system

  19. Lowers blood pressure

  20. Reduces risk of cancer

Action Step, in relation to your health:

  • What is one thing you should stop doing?

  • What is one thing you should start doing?

  • When will you commit to doing both of those?

Here’s to a health filled 2015!


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The purpose of Leadership Quest is to help professionals develop their personal leadership, vision and emotional intelligence. Everyday I strive to help leaders and teams achieve their desired goals in sales productivity, leadership, time maximization, and life-balance.