“Exercise and application produce order in our affairs, health of body, cheerfulness of mind, and these make us precious to our friends.”
Exercise and workplace productivity go hand in glove. If your routine includes exercise then you already understand that there are so many benefits beyond weight management. Exercise can make you more productive and alert at work, it can help you be more efficient at the job itself. If you don’t make time for regular exercise you may be putting more than your health at risk.
Increase energy and alertness
Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, which increase your awareness and alertness. Having more energy and alertness will make you feel more awake at work and primes you for tackling the next big project.
If you don’t have time for a full workout each day, you can make small changes to meet daily exercise goals. Such as a dog walk or yoga before work, a spin class during lunch or weightlifting in the evening. You can make small changes like taking the stairs rather than the elevator. Find small ways to exercise throughout the day.
Not only does exercise help main a healthy weight but it can also reduce the risk of certain health conditions. You will have improved cardiovascular health, which will give you more stamina and endurance to meet the demands of your job and your general lifestyle.
Thirty minutes of exercise a few times a week will greatly benefit your physical health.
Regular exercise can improve mental health. When you exercise, your brain releases serotonin which helps you feel better, which makes it easier to manage work stress. It also helps you manage feelings of anxiety and depression. Stress is common in the workplace, when you are able to deal with the stress in a more constructive way, like through exercise, it will improve you coping mechanisms, help you build better relationships with your colleagues and make you are more productive employee.
Creating time for regular exercise whether it’s yoga, power walking, running, weight lifting, swimming or jogging can make you happier and healthier. A culture of exercise will not only increase your teams productivity but there will be fewer sick days.