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Exercise In The Boardroom
With the holidays around the corner, finding a balance between working a full time job and fitting in exercise can be next to impossible. What are some of the ways you maintain an active lifestyle? Whether it’s something small like always having a water bottle on hand or doing in-office workouts, the littlest things can make a big difference.
Knowing your work schedule (meetings, conference call times) in advance is always a huge help as well. If you plan to exercise during your work day or lunch break, make sure you have enough time to shower and change before you head back to the office. If you plan to work out during your lunch break, leaving a gym bag in your office or below your desk is always a great time-saver. One of the biggest things that most people forget is having a gym bag prepared the night before.
Packing the essentials such as sneakers, headphones and a change of clothes (trousers, dress shirt, blazer, etc.) can make heading to the gym and office that much easier. If you’re still interested in learning more tips, British business wear company, T.M.Lewin has created an infographic with information on how to easily fit in exercise amongst a busy work day.
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Planning to exercise before work?
Follow these before, during, and after the gym tips to help you stay fit and ready for business.
Before preparation mode in paragraph
Did you know//hitting the gym before work boost employee performance, time management skills, and mental sharpness.
- warm up on the way by biking or walking to the gym
- drink peppermint infused water to boost athletic performance
- plan ahead and pack a non iron shirt paired with a high-performance commuter suit
Peppermint essential oil increases brain oxygen concentration and ventilation.
During workout mode
Did you know//testosterone and cortisol levels are elevated in the morning, making it the best time to exercise.
- keep drying fresh with water repellent clothing that is breathable and sweat resistant
- wear the color red to boost confidence and performance
- cool down by walking or biking back to work
Red has been shown to enhance physical reactions as it’s seen as a danger to you.
After business mode
Did you know//research has linked sitting for long.S of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome.
- compete with a colleague for motivation. Track and cement steps weekly
- holds standing at meetings to cut down meeting times
- normalize your body temperature by wearing breathable clothes such as 100% pure or Egyptian cotton
Competitiveness in exercise can increase workout time and intensity by 200%.
Standing meetings have been shown to decrease by 25%/
To support your active lifestyle and career, opted for a crease resistant Wardrobe from T.M.Lewin, makers of the Infiniti active suit, for work and beyond.
T M LEWIN