How can fitness help your career?


Many of us find deep meaning in our work. We value the time that we spend learning, growing, and helping build our companies. That said, whilst we love fitness, when we really stop and give it some thought, we may realise that fitness is not our top priority. Is that wrong? NOT AT ALL!

Fitness is meant to be the medium for us to live larger lives. It is the bond that ties all the other aspects of our lives together – without your health, the whole thing starts to unravel.

One of the most important facets of health and wellness is managing stress; as we lower our stress levels, our bodies stay younger, stronger, and leaner. Many people make fitness an added stress in their lives instead of utilising it for its hugely positive impact in reducing stressors.  Through carefully prescribed exercise, great nutrition and lifestyle choices, fitness inspires balance. In turn, this has a positive effect not only on your health, but also on your career.

The key to this balance is recognising how fitness can lead you to YOUR highest values. In the context of your career, when you have great energy, focus, resilience, confidence, strength, and perspective your relative ‘success’ will be more consistent. As you align your goals and values, you’ll realise that fitness provides you with the momentum you’ll need to progress professionally.

Unfortunately, current trends in fitness place a large emphasis on ‘competing’ in the gym. Whilst pushing yourself is a beautiful thing, competing day in and day out places a great deal of stress on your mind and body. This can lead to an overall loss of energy and wellness that you cannot afford when your profession takes priority over fitness.

The sweet spot can be found when you put your energy into progressing your fitness not only for the sake of fitness, but also for the betterment of your life outside of the gym.

Guiding you to achieve your balance is an OPEX coach's priority. 

Dom Beardwell