THE LINK BETWEEN FITNESS AND CAREER SUCCESS
A FIT BODY MAY JUST BE THE THING THAT IS MISSING IN YOUR QUEST TO CONQUER THE CORPORATE WORLD.
Although some potbellied CEOs may have you thinking otherwise, there is a direct connection between fitness and a successful career. Fitness is a way of life, and it has been adopted by many for a reason. Fitness is a state of mind; the obvious physical benefits are a bonus. The building pressure of the working environment is all too apparent now, especially to those who have to battle the unpredictable and mind bogglingly annoying working culture in Nepal. The lackluster response from counter parties, crazy deadlines and growing competition requires you to have a fit body and mind.
A good education, professional appearance and a good personality are the basic requirements but they may not cut it if you’re looking to get that competitive edge. In order to establish yourself in the corporate ladder, you have to have to go the extra mile and a fit lifestyle may just be the thing that makes you stand out amongst the crowd. Still not convinced? Read below:
BOOST YOUR CONFIDENCE
Tell someone you own a unicorn that poops gold with enough confidence and chances are he just might believe you. Confidence in yourself is fundamental whether you’re someone trying to kick off your career or someone who is proving himself as a worthy leader. When you have a fit body, your confidence instantly gets a massive boost. The mere fact that you don’t have to worry about the buttons of your shirt giving in to your protruding gut and flying across the room is a weight off your shoulder. Just like your flat stomach and bulging biceps, confidence shows.
Regular exercise will help to improve your concentration and to remain focused for longer periods of time. Most people feel that exercising increases their energy throughout the day, while it is highly likely that not exercising leads to a more lethargic working style (case in point: some lazy bastards behind the government offices).
Being fit generally makes you feel better and have a more positive outlook. This can be essential when faced with tough times at work or if you are struggling to find a job and often having a positive outlook can be the determining factor in whether you preserve or give up. Many times what separates high-achievers from everyone else is their positivity and inability to give up, not matter how difficult the circumstances.
Today, many employers are looking for employees who have interests outside work, as well as those that are able to perform well in the office. For many, activities such as running, hiking and cycling provide an opportunity to have out of office interests combined with keeping fit. You may just make a name for yourself at the next Ncell Corporate Futsal match, and you’ll thank the time you spent at the gym.
CUT THE STRESS
Everyone goes through bouts of stress at work, usually because of circumstances that is beyond their control. There are times when the workload piles up and deadlines come at you like falling balls of asteroids at Armageddon. During these times, being fit will be an asset, as regular exercise will help you to de-stress and relax. Many people also find that exercising helps them to sleep better at night, which is vital when you are dealing with stress.
NO MORE SICK LEAVES
Fit people tend to eat healthier and in the process it improves their overall health. Lowered blood pressure, controlled cholesterol levels, improved immune system and a maintained weight will decrease your chances of falling ill. Plus, it will help in handling the workload without succumbing to a faltering health.
Have you ever been in a long meeting where you were having trouble concentrating or brainstorming the next great idea? Those who achieve greatness approach every challenge as a problem to be solved. This takes mental energy as well as physical energy. Exercising increases both.