You know how some people just "bring it" to work every day and you who are sitting across from them just wish you could have even half their productivity. Well, you can have that and even more with something as simple as doing some moderate exercise in the morning before you get to work. How does it work?
Employees scored higher on concentration on their workout days
Researchers are constantly finding so many links between exercise and productivity and what makes it work is that it "improves serum BDNF and working memory or executive function in older adults, depending on whether or not subsequent sitting is also interrupted with intermittent light-intensity walking," said one report. Another study by Bristol University conducted on 200 employees in three different organizations revealed that certain employees scored higher in their concentration at work on their workout days, about 21 percent higher in concentration, 22 percent higher for meeting deadlines and 25 percent higher in working for a long time without breaks. However, there are certain kinds of exercise that can definitely help and the easiest one that anyone can do is walking, a brisk one, mind you. However, activities like dancing, yoga, and even running can make a big difference to your day at work and this just gets better because even a minimum of 10 minutes can help.
Do an activity which you actually enjoy
However, the secret is committing to doing this which is the biggest challenge for most of us if not all. Although forming good habits like exercising every day seems like a herculean task, think about it this way, committing to working out 10 minutes a day is more doable than 60 minutes which never actually gets done in reality. Therefore, it is very important that you start small and secondly, always make sure you track your activity; it feels so much better when you know how much you've done in the week. What better way to do this than to either use a Fitbit or an app which will make you feel so accomplished. But the most important thing is to do an activity which you actually enjoy and if you need help in this department, rope in a friend who will encourage you to continue on and vice versa. Stop pretending you're an Olympian or an Avenger and need a serious gym membership and trainer; just get out the door and do something.
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