We’ve all been there in the past months, suddenly finding yourself stuck working from home with distractions all around. Luckily, there’s an easy fix we can recommend to everyone who’s feeling the jitters. A couple of hours of weekly exercise can be enough to significantly improve your wellbeing – and not just physically, either. The cognitive benefits of exercising on a regular basis are a fact. It leaves you feeling energetic, satisfied and ready to take on any day.
So, let’s get right to it. Here’s why you should be regularly working out now more than ever.
RECHARGE YOUR BRAIN
When working from home, we tend to skip or forget to take breaks. When you notice you’re feeling stuck and you keep reading the same sentence on your screen over and over again – it’s time for a break. Get off of your chair, walk around the house, go for a run outside (if possible and safe of course) or do some at-home fitness exercises. If you’re feeling flexible, you can even choose to do some yoga poses on your mat and work on some mindfulness exercises.
Physical activity has proven not only to boost your physical but also your mental health. It increases the blood flow to your brain and sharpens your alertness. Increasing your stamina and achieving better physical health is the best productivity boost you can give yourself. What are you waiting for?
HELLO HAPPY MIND
As mentioned above, it’s not just the physical health factor that benefits greatly from working out regularly. Staying fit can truly help in combatting stress, anxiety and clearing your mind, improving mental health in the same go. We often forget to nurture our brains, but that’s an organ too. So, let’s take good care of it.
Nature’s feel-good boost
One of the best benefits of regular exercise? It does wonders for your mood, seriously. It provides us with a natural feel-good boost. Every time you work out, your body releases endorphins: the neurotransmitters that make you feel happier, relieve stress and provide a natural painkiller at the same time. In other words: it’s the greatest mood-booster. It helps you to combat crazy work deadlines, disrupt stress and for you to deal with difficult work situations.
We believe that it’s safe to say: working out makes you perform better. The best part? We don’t expect you to run a marathon anytime soon. See the staircase? Run towards it, not away from it. It’s the little things that count. Take breaks to get the blood flowing and if possible, do that home exercise. There’s plenty of training videos out there waiting for you to watch them.
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