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Fitness and motivation, Health and happiness / January 13, 2017

4 Ways Exercise Can Give Your Productivity a Super Boost

No matter how much we want to, it's physically impossible to add more hours into the day. What you can do however is squeeze the most out of the time you have. Check out these awesome ways that exercise can increase your productivity. 

1. It can improve your memory

Constantly find yourself racking your brain for that action from yesterday's meeting or what after -school club the kids are at today? Then consider regularly hitting the gym - it's been proven to help improve your short-term memory

2. Helps you handle "stress"

A lot of people get caught up in the emotion of stress, when actually sometimes all it is is a drain on your time and productivity. If you've ever felt yourself feeling stressed then you have to watch this video - it's a great way of clearing demonstrating this effect! 

 

 

 3. It makes you happier

When we are happy we tend to be more productive and when we exercise science has shown it to improve happiness and wellbeing levels - see the pattern? 

4. It can make you like your job more

If you're looking to improve job productivity then maybe consider exercising within the working day. A study at Leeds Metropolitan University found some interesting correlations between daytime exercising and workplace self-assessment. During the study, 200+ employees at a variety of companies self-reported their performance on a daily basis. They then examined changes within individuals, comparing their assessment on days when they exercised to days when they didn’t.

On days when employees visited the gym, they reported managing their time more effectively, having higher levels of productivity and having smoother interactions with their colleagues. They also reported a higher level of satisfaction at the end of the working day. 

Tags: Fitness and motivation, Health and happiness

Laura

Written by Laura

After 3 years of excess at uni took a serious toll on my waistline and wellbeing, I found that a love for strength training, HIIT and spin classes were key to keeping me healthy and happy. I'm at the forefront of finding out and creating awesome stuff about health, fitness and happiness for our Movers and when I'm not at work I love nothing more than pizza and prosecco in the sun with friends. What motivates me? Knowing that life is short...

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