Preparing for a big meeting, whether it's in an office building or in your living room via satellite, can be a daunting experience right from the moment you accept the meeting invite. Although fitness may be far from your mind at the time, it may be something you want to consider before the big moment. While exercise is often used for weight maintenance and health goals, it can certainly be helpful to get your mind and body right for a big meeting. Those same "feel good" hormones that help you deal with stress and elevate your mood during exercise are the same ones that can get you geared up for any meeting. Before you begin your usual freak out before walking into your next big meeting, consider these workouts to get you feeling confident and prepared mentally.
The stair climber provides a great cardio workout that's easy on your joints but at the same time builds pretty much every muscle in your legs and bum due to it being a weight-bearing exercise.
Jogging in place
Running in place is an aerobic exercise that requires you to constantly move and contract your muscles, which improves muscle strength, stability, and flexibility. Elevate your heart rate without moving locations and keep your mind off the stress.
The bicycle exercise targets the whole abdomen and places constant tension on the mid-section as you go through the motions on both sides. Instead of focusing on what you may say, work on your abs and feel your core harden.
Yoga practice has been linked to not only reducing stress but also lowering blood pressure and heart rate, reducing cortisol levels, and reducing anxiety and muscle tension. Take a deep breath and remember that it's only a meeting, and tomorrow is a new day.
Strength training releases endorphins, fighting off worry, stress, and depression to boosting your overall mood, blood flow, muscle' swelling,' and hard work being paid off will always improve your outlook on life.
Planks do more than just remind you of your strength. They can help you improve your mindset. Planks are great for targeting groups of muscles that commonly strain people, which helps eliminate related anxiety and worry.
Other than physical benefits, jumping jacks also offer emotional and mental benefits. This intensive exercise releases endorphins naturally, which are hormones that keep stress at bay.
The superman exercise is an effective and efficient exercise for people of all fitness levels. Even if you're not the most flexible, just get on your stomach and do your best. Your focus will be far from your meeting.
Mountain climbers are an effective way of strengthening your arms, back, shoulders, core, and legs. Another benefit of using multiple muscles at once is an increased heart rate, which will help to alleviate stress.
Toe touches work to stretch the hamstrings as well as the calves and can even help reduce back pain or injury. This stretch before and after a meeting can keep your body from taking on excess stress, and the seated toe touches are a great way to target the backside of the body.