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Deutsche Bank exec credits exercise and travel as ‘magic combination’



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Piers Constable (pictured) wakes up at 5 a.m. every day
to work out, whether he’s traveling or home in New



Piers Constable, a managing director at Deutsche Bank based in
New York City, says he competes in seven or eight triathlons a
year — as well as multiple marathons and other races — even
while traveling the world for
typically 10 days out of a month for work. 

For Constable, exercise is everything. He wakes up
at 5 a.m. every day to work out, whether he’s in New York or
traveling to countries that include Côte d’Ivoire, Argentina, and the Czech Republic. The first thing he does when getting
to a new city
is go for a morning run.

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“I wouldn’t be able to travel the amount I do without maintaining
some sort of exercise regime when I’m abroad,” he told Business
Insider. “It’s difficult getting good bike time when I’m away
from home, but I can always swim and run. For me it’s a magic
combination — it invigorates my body after a long flight and
offsets the effects of jetlag; it energizes me for the day ahead,
clearing my mind and removing stress and keeps my mindset
positive, so I appreciate the opportunities travel gives me and I
don’t begrudge the time away from family and friends.”

Constable credits exercise for the fact that even though he’s
been traveling every couple of weeks for more than 20 years, he
still gets excited when he boards a plane. It also helps tire him
out so he can fall asleep on board, he added.

And then there are the social benefits: “Knowing that I have a
run to get up for also gives me a good reason to leave the
cocktail parties a little early, too,” he said.

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