Everyone knows that feeling. It’s 2 o’clock on Tuesday and you already feel like you need to be done for the day. You’re exhausted, un-motivated, and no amount of coffee can get you back on the road to productivity. But that’s just it—coffee isn’t the answer.
Exercise obviously has tons of benefits. Helps lose weight, keeps you fit, workout clothes are really the only comfy clothes. But exercise can really help you take on your work day and even lead to better productivity.
Exercise Makes You Alert
Exercising increases blood flow in the body, which means that when we exercise our brains are subject to increased blood flow. This causes us to be more alert and aware of our surroundings. So the next time you need to tackle a big project or you hit a road block at work, you’ll be ready for anything.
Energy goes hand in hand with increased blood flow. You won’t be feeling that 2 o’clock crash as much if you get in a little bit of exercise everyday.
It’s Easier to Stay Healthy
Just 30 minutes of exercise a day, 5 days a week is enough to keep you at a healthy fitness level. When you achieve an optimal level of fitness, you are less likely to get sick or suffer from some health conditions associated with leading an inactive lifestyle. Being healthy keeps you going to work everyday and gives you one less stressor in your life. So on the topic of stress…
Exercise Reduces Stress
Everyone needs to blow off steam every now and then, and a healthy way to do that is through exercise. Clearing your mind and allowing your blood to pump can help ease tension and stress. It can also brighten your mood. So instead of kicking the copier, maybe just go for a walk around the block next time.
When you combine all of the benefits you can receive at work through exercise the choice becomes pretty clear. Just going for a walk when you get up or go home, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or using half of your lunch break to hit the gym can have a massive impact on your job. Who knows, maybe you’ll get that promotion you want or land that tough client! So go get moving!Get Started! Tell us about your goals!