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November 06, 2018
WORKING OUT MAKES YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE AT WORK!
📈 1 - ↗ ENDORPHINS
You’ve read all the books about how to be better organized at work, how to manage your stress, how to plan your day, how to be a good leader, and you’re still not satisfied. But, did you know there’s a way to increase your productivity at work by up to 15% that’s rarely talked about in books? Simply add some exercise to your weekly routine and watch your productivity soar!
But, how can you possibly be more productive knowing you have to give up valuable work time for exercise? Here’s how:
Endorphins are hormones that relieve pain and create a feeling of pleasure or even euphoria. Exercise can increase the production of endorphins by up to 10 times normal levels. An all-natural drug!
Basically, working out creates a feeling of wellness that lets you better manage stressful situations and even downplay issues that might seem really challenging, making you better able to cope with difficult situations at work.
📈 2 - ↗ ENERGY
At first, exercising will take a lot of energy, which will continue to be the case until you make it part of your routine. When done regularly, exercise will actually boost your energy and make you more productive.
Many people reach for coffee for a morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up, but caffeine has many drawbacks, including an increase in anxiety, irritability, cardiac output, need to urinate and, in some people, even heartburn.
So, if you want to feel alert and energetic, schedule your workouts before work or on your lunch break for a natural shot of energy that will boost your performance without the need for coffee or other harmful drinks.
📈 3 - ↗ INCREASED CIRCULATION
The more sedentary you are, the less your body needs to circulate blood because of the low energy demands from your various muscles and organs. On the contrary, exercising or being more active at work (e.g., walking around when talking on the phone) improves your circulation, which in turn increases the amount of oxygen and sugar that travel to your brain. The result: You’re more receptive and your thoughts are much clearer!
📈 4 - WAYS THAT EXERCISING CAN INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
(even for just 10 minutes in a row):
👟 Improves concentration.
👟 Improves memory.
👟 Speeds up the learning process.
👟 Stimulates creativity.
👟 Improves time management skills.
👟 Relieves stress.
👟 Improves self-confidence and, as a result, self-efficacy.
📈 5 - FEW INTERESTING STATISTICS:
👟 The Conference Board of Canada asserts that healthcare costs are 50% higher for workers with a higher stress level.
👟 Health Canada asserts that exercise increases performance at work by up to 15%.
👟 Health Canada also states that exercise decreases the number of workplace injuries by 25%.
What are you waiting for? Fit some exercise into your daily schedule! For tips on how to move more at work, see the Blog MOVE
Section Eat Better, Move More
guide. Just 10 minutes of exercise in a row is all it takes to reap these benefits!