Fitness is KEY to Modern Day Leadership Skill Sets
Best Thoughts for Success Connecting Leadership through Management – Health – Maintenance
Taking care of business starts with taking care of yourself! Leadership and fitness go hand-in-hand. Quality without tears | Feeding the Brain with the best thoughts for success.
In the world of information technology, we get attacks on all fronts: ever-changing business needs, hardware compatibility, software glitches, security holes, and network bandwidth, not to mention careers, attitudes, and office politics. All the makings to keep a fit, healthy and maintained requiring self- discipline and being able to perform under pressure and exist outside our comfort zone would be the key that unlocks our successes.
You need to build a solid, strong foundation for managing successful projects starting with yourself for clear and precise direction. Like anything else in the world, project management requires adequate planning, determination, and vision for success. Ready to start this journey?
The word “exercise” derives from a Latin root that means “to maintain, to keep, to hold off.” To me, that means I should exercise to maintain my health, to keep my sanity and to ward off the temptations that lead me down unhealthy paths. Starting with consumption. What we take in really is our ‘food for thought’ so to speak. Unhealthy consumption leads to poor thought management. I simplify this process taking the 90 Day Challenge literally meaning Life, Health and Prosperity addressing core values and the gift of good health. For more insightful information please see Http://ModernDay.myvi.net
What we consider “exercise” today is really a natural part of life, but in our current world, we have to make a conscious effort to make it part of our daily routine. Just a few generations ago, walking was a major form of transportation! Our evolution from hunters and gatherers, who walked to get from one area to another, to a sedentary automobile/train/plane civilization has forced us to look at exercise in a different way.
According to the Franklin Institute, “walking is especially good for your brain, because it increases blood circulation and the oxygen and glucose that reach your brain. Walking is not strenuous, so your leg muscles don’t take up extra oxygen and glucose like they do during other forms of exercise. As you walk, you effectively oxygenate your brain.” The research suggests this is why walking can “clear your head” and help you to think better.
With a new year upon us, one of the resolutions many people at least think about is getting in shape. That’s a great goal, and I hope it lasts beyond early January. If you aren’t active already, I encourage you to start now with the 90 Day Challenge via Http://ModernDay.myvi.net. You’ll feel better and think better as a result.
Exercise is an important element of good health, but you’ve got to approach it with good judgment. Follow this basic advice for getting in shape safely:
Start slowly. If you haven’t exercised in a while, don’t jump into a strenuous routine. Consult with your doctor to find out what’s safe. Start each workout with a warm-up to ease your body into the session.
Get the right equipment. Running in the wrong shoes or biking without a helmet can be dangerous. Don’t take chances with old or used equipment. If you’re not sure what you need, ask a trainer or someone with experience.
Wear suitable clothing. Loose, comfortable clothing is essential. Wear fabrics that absorb sweat, so your body doesn’t overheat. If you’re exercising outdoors in cold weather, wear a warm hat and gloves; in hot weather, wear a cap to stay cool.
Watch the weather. Don’t go outside to work out in extreme temperatures. I’ve slipped more than a few times on ice in Minnesota. Wear sunscreen, winter or summer. In cold weather, dress in layers. During the summer months, exercise in the morning or late in the day to avoid excessive heat.
Drink plenty of water. Keeping hydrated is important before, during and after exercise. Take a drink every 20 minutes, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
Pay attention to surroundings. When you’re outdoors, don’t “zone out.” Watch out for traffic, other people, rough surfaces and other dangers. Even in the gym, keep your eyes open and your mind engaged to prevent accidents with equipment or with other exercisers.
Listen to the warning signs. Don’t try to “work through” pain. Slow down if you get short of breath. If you get dizzy or feel nauseated, or feel pain in your chest, neck, shoulders, or arms, stop exercising immediately. If the symptoms don’t go away, call your doctor.
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