How some of the world’s most successful people exercise everyday matters and is part of what keeps them at their peak in work and in life. Health science tells us that people who work out in the gym, outside, or at home have more stamina, energy, and better focus. The long-term health benefits of exercise carry over into our work and personal lives, allowing us to give it our all in every endeavor we take on.
Curious how these entrepreneurs stay fit? Keep reading and learn their secrets for staying in shape.
1. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Of Facebook
Zuckerberg uses running to boost his energy and get ready for the day, according to Business Insider. His dog, Beast, is a frequent companion on these workouts. “I also try to take my dog running whenever I can, which has the added bonus of being hilarious because that basically is like seeing a mop run.”
By working out at least three times per week, Zuckerberg believes he has more energy and is able to accomplish more everyday. If you want to work out like Zuckerberg, you need to make exercise a regular part of your routine.
2. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX
Musk’s famed 100-hour workweeks don’t prevent the technology CEO from exercising on the treadmill and by lifting weights. If he can find the time to do this, then arguably anyone can. As previously reported, though, Musk has also said he’d avoid exercise altogether if he could. While he exercises, he frequently multi-tasks and watches TV. That’s a good way to keep your TV habits healthy!
Musk also attributes his health and success to getting plenty of high-quality sleep. Want to feel well-rested like Musk does? Start with good sleep habits. Find a mattress that supports your individual needs. Avoid drinking alcohol before going to sleep. Stop watching TV or checking social media at least 30 minutes prior to laying your head on the pillow. Following some basic sleep habits can significantly help you be rested and ready for the day.
3. Warren Buffett, The Oracle of Omaha
Famed for his business acumen and investing ability, Buffett knows how to be productive and find a routine that works for him. Since he reportedly loves to eat foods like burgers, fries, soda, and ice cream, Buffett uses exercise to bring a healthy balance to his lifestyle.
It must be working since Buffett is in his late 80s and still as sharp and active as ever. If you aren’t already active, you may want to take a cue from Buffett and find exercise you can fit into your life.
4. Tim Cook, CEO of Apple
Cook keeps up a very busy work schedule, with a day that starts at 4:30 AM. Even if everything he does, Cook exercises actively at the gym and outdoors. Rock climbing and cycling are among his favorite ways to stay in shape.
Inspired by Cook’s success? Mix it up with time at the gym and outside, start early in the day, and work out consistently.
5. Mark Cuban, Investor and Shark Tank Star
Reportedly, Cuban fits in an hour of aerobic exercise six days every week. But that’s not all. He also plays basketball, takes Latin fusion classes at his gym, and practices his kickboxing skills.
Although he exercises most days, he knows he’ll miss one or two now and then because of travel and other responsibilities. For this reason, Cuban’s routine is a good reminder that busy people don’t need to work out every day as long as they’re committed to exercising when they can.
6. Oprah Winfrey, Media Maven
When you’re as busy as Oprah Winfrey, you need to make sure exercise is part of your weekly schedule. Winfrey works with a physical trainer to stay healthy, following a variety of exercises and methods. Meditation is also key to Winfrey’s health routine.
Since our minds’ health are just as important as our physical health, including some meditation like Winfrey does is a smart move and can help you stay successful at work and in your life.