February 8, 2012 at 1:53 am #12930
If you want more reward for your efforts at work, switch the computer for the treadmill and reap the benefits of both an active mind and active body.
Most of us are willing to do extra work to excel in our careers: we stay after hours, rush to meet deadlines and scour our brains for bigger and better ideas. But what if something we did outside the office could not only make us more efficient but also calmer, more confident and ultimately more promotable?
Keeping active could be the key.
As we continue to lead our busy do-it-all lives, finding the time to work-out may prove to be a challenge, particularly between running errands, paying bills, holding down a full-time job and all the other daily rituals we partake in.
But thankfully, we have an answer. Science suggests our lives would be a lot better if we started our days earlier, as we can benefit a lot from not only waking up earlier but exercising earlier too.
It’s a known fact that exercise reduces levels of stress hormones and the benefits last for hours, resulting in a sense of calm well pass the clocking-off time.
Perhaps what’s most exciting is that this isn’t just a case of a temporary boost. Evidence suggests exercise could actually make us smarter in the long run – doing something physical will give us more appreciation for our bodies and for our own capabilities.
Unfortunately, there isn’t any cold hard scientific proof to this. But we all know from personal experiences, that when you start working out on a regular basis, it feels as though you’re training your ambition muscles and letting your procrastination, lazy muscles slide . You become the person who does things- and people who do things, get recognised!
If there is one thing we must remember, it’s that exercise doesn’t just take weight off our body; it takes a weight off our mind.
(Information researched & sourced from Elle Beauty – April Long)February 9, 2012 at 3:28 am #14175
This is great advise!
And if we spend too much of our time in the office/workplace dedicated to makeing money we may not have the good health in the future to enjoy the benefits that we’ve worked so hard for.
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