“Part of the secret of traveling well is continuing your routine”
TRAVEL AND NOT LEISURE
Prowess in the corporate arena requires both mental and physical strength. No company is successful without a strong management team. Often those teams are racking up beaucoup frequent flyer miles traveling. This can wear down even the fittest of the concrete jungle.
Honing the skills nescessary to successfully lead requires clarity, flexibility, and laser focus. Who wants to be the one on the 8am conference call everyone knows is “not quite on it”.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
It’s no secret what the benefits of regular exercise are. An article in the Washington Post says that 10-15 “micro-bursts” of activity a day is beneficial. 30 is even better. I say an hour and your baller-status. Fitness derailment because of travel is not an option.
• Stretch. No matter how much airlines spend on decor those seats are not comfortable. And days full of meetings can leave a person feeling like a philly street pretzel. After your wake-up call, touch your toes. Be sure to hold for 30 – 40 seconds or it really isn’t doing anything. Roll your shoulders to the back, front, then shrug them up towards your ears. Repeat.
• If you take time to review the trendy restaurant where the required grab-&-grin is, take time to google a gym that’s close to your hotel & that gives out guest passes. A change of scenery can make all the difference.
“The world is our great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves stronger”
• Here’s a novel idea. Go for a walk. Clear the air. Take in what is around you. I do some of my best brainstorming when I’m pounding the pavement. Really.
• “Too busy” and just can’t make it down to the hotel fitness facility? Do pushups in your room. Pushups are still king.
• Take the stairs when you can. Your glutes will thank you. No Ms O’hara, when it comes to the lobby grand staircase go up not just down.
It’s not good enough just getting the promotion. Look good doing it. Confident, happy people are like magnets. Be the magnet.
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