The Shredded Executive: Are You One?

Are you a C-suite executive, an entrepreneur, or other busy working professional? If so, you may have noticed how there have been more (and more) articles in recent years about how entrepreneurs and CEOs (and professionals in general) should go to the gym.

The “reasons” behind hitting the gym are numerous:

  • You’ll have more energy.
  • You’ll have more self-confidence.
  • Exercise helps reduce stress.
  • Exercise boosts mood.
  • If you’re healthy and in shape, you’ll focus better.
  • Exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease, Type II diabetes, and cancer.
  • When you look good, it gives you a “competitive advantage.”
  • Exercise causes your body to produce serotonin, a natural anti-depressant.
  • If you’re in great shape, your network will have a higher opinion of you and they’ll believe that you are mentally strong and disciplined.

As a busy professional, you’ve probably been focusing all of your time and effort on your industry and your field of expertise. But if you’re living off loads of coffee, not getting enough sleep and neglecting your body, you will not be as productive and sharp as you could be. If you want to be at the top of your game, then eating right and hitting the gym are the two best ways you can make that happen.

Think about it. Who would you rather listen to in your profession? Someone who is out of shape, hunched over and always looking worn out, or someone who is strong and healthy? Someone who’s physical appearance is something to be admired? Appearances really shouldn’t matter this much, but in the business world they do.

Taking it Up a Notch

Now that we’ve established the best way to succeed in business is to be a shredded executive, let’s take it up a notch. If you’re a man in his mid to late 40s or a woman in her late 30s or beyond, you may be very interested in getting a “little extra help.”

Clearly, there’s only so much that diet and exercise can do, especially when you’re fighting the aging process. Executives (of various ages) are frequently turning to these surgical and non-surgical procedures so they can look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside:

“Making yourself a priority will allow you to maximize your energy and increase your ability to care for others,” Julian Hayes II, executive health & performance coach wrote in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Related: Why Youth is Good for Business

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