12/31/2015 01:43 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Exercise Habits of Ultra-Successful People


What is one habit nearly all highly-successful people seem to have in common?


Exercise has been credited as Richard Branson's No. 1 productivity secret and the No. 1 thing super-successful people do before 8 a.m.

Here are exercise habits for some of the world's most successful people:

Whether it's running, tennis, or kitesurfing, these highly-successful people clearly prioritize exercise into their busy schedules.

If starting (or sticking to) an exercise routine is on your New Year's resolution list, consider following public heath recommendations to get in some type of moderate-intensity aerobic activity for 30 minutes at least five days a week.

Here are some additional exercise tips for optimal brain performance that are outlined in John J. Ratey's best-selling book Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.

Exercise certainly seems to sharpen the minds of today's top business leaders, and maybe it will help give you an edge in the new year as well!

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