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The Relationship Between Exercise And Office Performance

Exercise helps in all areas of life, from wellbeing to work performance and overall health. Working out can also help with energy and focus, which results in better work performances and increased work productivity. Most people who exercise before work or on their lunch break experience higher energy levels throughout the day. Employees who exercise are also more likely to perfect their time-management skills as exercise becomes a part of their daily routine. Here are some facts about how exercise can expand work productivity.

Exercise Increases Attentiveness

Consistent exercise improves endurance levels and increases strength, giving you more drive to focus better and think clearer. In turn, this improves alertness and attentiveness at work. Physical activity helps refine your awareness by increasing blood flow to the brain, better preparing you for that next task or assignment. A good tip would be to work out the day you know you have a big project to complete or a presentation to make.

Exercise Boosts Overall Wellbeing

Working out releases endorphins, which enhances mood and increases memory function. Brain activity restores memory with the increased blood flow from exercising. Increased endorphins also improves the ability to prioritize. Regular exercise reduces stress, improves sleep cycle, improves concentration and alleviates symptoms of anxiety. Workers who exercise tend to have better overall attitudes and experience less stress.

Exercise Boosts the Immune System

Stress is one of the biggest contributing factors to illness and disease. Employees who are fit are less susceptible to the office cold or bug as their stress levels are lower.  As a result, your workplace benefits from a lower absenteeism rate.

As a manager or business owner, it is essential to remember that your greatest assets are your employees. The wellbeing of your employees is not only important to workplace productivity, but also to the overall health of your business. Establish a productive atmosphere by encouraging healthy lifestyle choices, setting an example and adopting health and wellness into the very culture of your business.

For more information on how to increase your workplace productivity, contact us at info@karenjonesconsulting.com.