As some of you may know. I’m a big proponent of exercise. In fact some say I’m an exercise extremist. Believe me though, that is not the case.
When I recommend exercise to my leadership-coaching clients as a way to renew oneself and fuel growth it sometimes spurs dialog. Clients can’t understand the development/exercise connection. If you look for it, you’ll find the evidence is overwhelming for the benefits of exercise.
If you pursue it for yourself unrestrained, your exercise experience will inform you like no other. Experience is still the best teacher
The ancient Greeks looked to exercise, sport and play for health, self-expression, character formation, personality and self-control. Plato described the human body as the source of all initiative and energy.
Recently, scientists have found something as basic as walking can substantially improve thinking ability, as reported in the New York Times.
As I told a recent client, “If by life expectancy you mean what I expect out of life right now there is no question. Regular exercise has exceeded my expectations for increased energy and living life to its fullest.”
A deeper look at my experience with exercise can be found here.
Life Expectancy: Question every assumption about human potential and human performance. Everyone else is not you!