It’s a proven fact that productivity leads to more productivity. When we’re efficient it propels us to succeed more and, in turn, that makes us want to be even more productive.
If you exercise regularly, you already know the benefits exceed weight loss and staying in shape. Exercise helps improve all aspects of your life, including productivity at work. Being productive and alert at work can help you increase your performance and improve time management.
Here are three reasons why you should exercise for productivity:
- Makes You More Alert. When you exercise, you increase blood flow to the brain. This blood flow allows you to be aware and ready to tackle the project at hand.
- Increases Energy. The more you move, the more energized you will feel. Regular physical activity improves your muscle strength and boosts your endurance, giving you the energy you need to think clearly and be creative. Even if you only have 10 minutes, that is enough to make your body produce more energy.
- Allows You to Focus. Exercise improves your brain in the short term by helping your brain focus for up to three hours afterwards. In the long term, exercise will also help prevent your brain from aging and Alzheimer’s. When we participate in strength training, we release a natural growth hormone (BDNF) whose job description is to provide us with cognitive excellence.