But short of throwing in the towel and going off-grid, what can be done to ensure that we can grow our careers without diminishing our health? Dr Holm suggests incremental improvements. “Incorporate frequent movements into your day, such as using a standing desk, walking more and using stairs. Regular exercise not only strengthens muscles and bones, but also improves brain health and sleep quality.” Schedule your workouts when time is at a premium, exercise during your lunch break, she suggests. “Also, good health does play an important role in enhancing brain functionality, maintaining consistent energy levels, & promoting physical resilience. These qualities are crucial for effective leadership!” she says.
Throughout October and November 2023, Taikoo Place tenants can maximise their lunchtime exercise with a series of “Workout x Lunch” fitness workshops at some of the most in-demand classes in town, and the workshop even comes with a plant-forward grab-and-go lunch, making it easier than ever to make time to nourish both body and mind.