You might think you’re doing the best thing in the world for your life by concentrating all your energy on your career, but if you neglect your body not only will your health suffer, so too will that career you’re working so hard to establish.
Exercise increases productivity
The head at the top of a strong, healthy body is more focused, more creative, and better attuned to assess the options before it; not to mention less prone to the debilitating diseases of a sedentary lifestyle. You may not be great at sports, and you may feel like the gym is some sort of torture chamber, but that should in no way deter you from getting the exercise your body so very much craves. Check out these six reasons why exercise can supercharge your productivity.
Create an exercise routine
If you like going to the gym, then make a point of going. The exercise will benefit your body, mind and spirit. If you like sports then get yourself on some sort of team where you can add practices and games to your routine. If the thought of exercise makes you want to walk slowly the other way, then walk! Get up half an hour earlier and walk, or bike. What about rollerblades, do they appeal to you? It really doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do something. The key is getting into a routine where movement is part of your day. That won’t happen by simply agreeing with what you read. It will happen by building the exercise you love/don’t hate into your days.
Get up a little earlier and greet the sun for a morning walk. See if you can get a friend to become your walking/jogging/biking/rollerblading partner to keep you both accountable.
If none of that appeals to you, here are 101 ways to exercise without going to the gym from a women’s health.
Until you get into a routine, the thought of exercising everyday can be a little overwhelming. But remember, you’re not just doing this for your body, you’re doing it for your career, for mental clarity, better decision-making skills, and increased energy.
Once finding opportunities to move becomes a habit, and you start seeing the benefits in every aspect of your life, you’ll look forward to it!