You don't need to be a SEAL to be a great corporate leader. But if you feel that you are staying behind your optimum performance, not fully leveraging your potential, you probably want to explore if you're exercising enough or doing the right exercises. This is not just about the physical benefits. Regular exercise also sharpens your brain, and that is important for a great leader. Obviously.
Break a sweat. Seriously. The most successful people—leaders in their own right—exercise at least three times a week. If you’re unfamiliar with the physical benefits of exercise then please go ahead and welcome yourself to 2017. What might not be so apparent, however, are the neurological benefits of exercise. Harvard clinical professor Dr. John Ratey and author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain cites a study that tracked students throughout their high school tenure and compared one group of students who exercised consistently with another group who didn’t exercise at all. The results? The exercise group outperformed and improved in overall academic performance compared to the group who played video games (...). The takeaway is that consistent physical activity positively influences the brain and reverses the effects of stress.