Did you know that even a couple of hours of weekly exercise can already greatly diminish the chances of you getting sick? By working out, your stamina significantly increases. And that’s not all it does. 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, no more excuses. Let’s get right to it. Are you with us? Here’s why regularly working out benefits your job and your personal life.
Recharge your brain
When working from home, we tend to forget to take breaks. So, 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 out of the house, walk around the block or go for a quick grocery run. Or, do some yoga poses on your mat and practice some mindfulness exercises. Physical activity has proven not only to boost your physical health, but also your mental health. It increases the blood flow to your brain and sharpens your alertness. What can we say? Increasing your stamina and achieving better physical health is the best productivity boost you can give yourself.
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 hey, that’s an organ too, you know. So, let’s take good care of it.
Natural feel-good drug
One of the best benefits of regular exercise? It does wonders for your mood. No, seriously. It’s like a natural feel-good drug. Let us explain. When 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. And hey, we don’t expect you to run a marathon anytime soon. See a staircase? Run towards it, not away from it. It’s the little things that count. Walk your neighbour’s dog if possible, do that home exercise. There’s plenty of training videos out there waiting for you to watch them. Just make sure you get that blood pumping and stay healthy. It’s part of your ‘job’ too.