So many studies show that you become more productive when you incorporate a program of regular exercise into your schedule. Sure, it’s one more block of time that could be used for other demanding tasks, but it also may be just what you need when you have too much to do and too little time. It’s like taking the time to get adequate sleep, eat a decent meal or taking a few minutes to clear your head. Exercise helps you become more focused.
Studies suggest that exercise makes you more productive and even should be part of the job.
A study at Leeds Metropolitan University found that exercising during regular work hours even increased productivity in the office, even though they took the time to exercise. The study used several companies and over 200 employees who self-reported productivity daily. It also compared the productivity on the days when they exercised and when they didn’t. On the days the employees exercised, they reported being more productive with better interactions with co-workers. They also felt better at the end of the day, leaving work feeling more satisfied.
Exercise burns off the hormones of stress that leave you feeling foggy.
That alone and the improved mood should be enough to get you to the gym, but there’s more. It boosts concentration, improves your memory, increases your ability to focus longer and makes learning easier and faster. If that isn’t enough to convince you, it also enhances your creativity. Sometimes, thinking outside of the box is just what you need to get the results you want. Exercise can help.
When you consider exercise as a mandatory part of your work, you’ll be more likely to do it.
Too often people find it noble to self-sacrifice their health as proof they’re a dedicated worker. That’s one reason people put exercise on hold. Focusing on exercise as a way of getting more done and being more productive can be the best way to overcome the feeling you’re participating in self-indulgence when you workout. Change that perception and you’ll find working out no longer requires you to justify working out.
- Make exercise more enjoyable by working out with someone or in a group. Not only does it make you more accountable, it makes exercising more fun.
- Reframing how you think about exercise, as part of your daily work, rather than a luxury, can help you boost your performance in the gym, particularly if you’re goal driven.
- You’ll have fewer sick days, illnesses and injuries when you workout regularly. Staying healthy makes you far more productive. Healthy people have more energy.
- At Habitat Health and Fitness we let you see the difference for yourself. Try our three free workout offers and you’ll see how it makes the day smoother and far more productive after working out.