Increasing productivity, reducing stress, and getting stronger with the hike around Buntzen Lake, Anmore, CANADA.
We are all aware that exercise provides a lot of benefits to our body. Whether the goal is to burn that unwanted body fat, to lose those extra pounds, or just to keep our bodies in shape; exercising will make the human body stronger.
Being strong is always equated to survival. And in this modern world, survival also means keeping up with our everyday work. Work productivity is necessary to all of us now since we balance a lot of things in our lives. Being productive gets the job done faster and this serves as a parameter for an employee’s effectiveness at the workplace too. Therefore, the lack of exercise in our lives might actually put our day jobs at risk.
There are ways in which exercise can boost productivity.
- And one is that it boosts up our alertness level. This is due to the fact that exercising increases blood flow to our brain which then helps us sharpen our awareness and our sense of readiness to whatever task we are about to take.
- Another thing is that it provides us energy; and having more energy means we are more awake when we tackle on our work. Having the extra energy assures us that we could execute our work correctly and with the best of your ability.
- With exercise in our routine, we help improve our cardiovascular health that gives us the stamina we need to meet the physical demands of our jobs.
- Not only is exercising good for physical health but it also benefits our mental state. Done regularly, it could actually reduce anxiety and the effects of depression. This is due to the fact that when we exercise, our brain signals the release of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that stimulates a good emotion, thus aids in improving our state of mind which makes us handle the stress in our work easier. Stress has been known to have caused significant damage to our bodies. A certain amount of stress is necessary though for our bodies to improve. However, each of us have different level of stress threshold. A body that could no longer take a certain amount of stress results in sickness which impairs any of our physical activities and ability to be productive.
Regular exercise therefore is essential to all of us. It doesn’t have to be a hard core exercise routine if you’re just a beginner on exercise or someone who’s into working out. Simple exercises would include power walking, lifting moderate weights, jogging, running or swimming are enough to raise our heart rates. By that, we could reduce our risk in developing certain illnesses. With a strengthened immune systems, this means we avoid our chances to have those sick days at work which is commonly caused by simple colds and influenza. It has been found out that regular exercise reduces our risk for 2 diabetes, obesity, hypertension and other heart diseases – all of which can interfere with our work productivity.
Let’s not think of exercise as a difficult regimen.
● Using the stairs instead of taking the elevator,
● walking a few blocks to work,
● taking a walk at the park or within the office premises during lunch breaks are simple ways to exercise.
Optimally, at least 30mins of exercise for 5 days is substantial to achieve our health goals. So, with the increased energy and productivity, the excuse of “I don’t have time” will melt away just like the pounds.
Remember, it takes 90 days to create a new habit, so give yourself time.
It is never too late to be what you might have been. ~ George Eliot