We all know regular exercise is the key to staying fit and healthy. But did you know that exercise also improves your day-to-day productivity in your work or profession? You'd be surprised how consistent successful entrepreneurs, executives and leaders are with their exercise routines, and how convinced they are of its positive impact on their productivity. Here are some reasons why:
Boosts cognition, creativity and the ability to regulate moods
Researchers have found a clear link between regular exercise and a marked improvement in brain function because of the effect it has your body's blood circulation. This sharpens your mental faculties, resulting in improved concentration, moods, memory and the ability to organize thoughts. Exercise also has a way of letting your brain filter out idle thoughts and focus on problems at hand, enabling you to come up with creative solutions.
Raises your energy levels during the day
Regular exercise tends to improve your body's ability to circulate oxygen and glucose effectively to the brain and other organs, helping you stave off fatigue far longer than otherwise. This is especially beneficial for people who work long hours in office, which, despite the physical inactivity, saps your energy levels significantly.
Allows you to deal with stress more easily
The exertion and strain of exercise trains your body to push forward through tough tasks and situations, improving your ability to handle stress. This, in turn, also enables to find a balance between work and pleasure more easily, as you gain confidence and skill in your ability to deal with strenuous work.
So the verdict is out – regular exercise does much more than helping you shed the pounds or build muscle. It directly affects your brain for the better, raising your productivity and mental health as a whole.