When we think about exercising, we can be guilty of just focusing on the physical side – creating a more attractive physique, lowering blood pressure and a healthier heart. What we tend to forget is the countless benefits exercise has not just physically, but in health and wellbeing. Exercise has a huge impact on the way we think and the way we feel. Incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine and you can expect to see some big changes, have increased concentration, sharper memory, faster learning, and lower stress!
A recent study By Leeds Metropolitan University revealed that on days employees used the gym or chose to exercise, their experience at work changed. Productivity increased and better time management and interaction with work colleagues went smoother, which is not surprising when we know that exercise lifts mood instantly by the release of serotonin (the happy hormone)
’After 12 years of coaching I understand the importance of exercise and building it into a daily routine. One of the main barriers I come across with my clients is ‘no time’ or limited time and the belief that unless you’re visiting the gym for an hour – then there is no point in exercising.
This couldn’t be further from the truth. No matter how much time you have, little or small, anything you do will certainly benefit. We see changes within our body within seconds when exercising. Increased heart rate, blood rushing to the muscles, we start burning calories for fuel, and we feel an immediate mood boost! Working a 9-5 job in an office with no windows under artificial lighting can play havoc with your mind. The brain needs sunlight but not just for the beneﬁts of vitamin C – sunlight deprivation has been linked to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) , a form of depression. More common in the winter months and those who work long hours in office buildings.
How can we solve this in our busy lives?
Taking a break in the day even if it’s just 10 minutes to take a stroll around your building, scheduling ‘time out’ in your day, turn the phone off, slip your work shoes off, pop your trainers on and take a stroll around a local park. Most people would give me the barrier here that they don’t have time to take a break. But my argument for it is this: Getting up from your desk, taking a 10 minute walk around outside could actually increase your productivity for the rest of the day and actually mean you get more done, have better concentration and still finish on time.
If you would like to find out more about how spending just a few minutes each day exercising and incorporating some mindfulness into your day can help you, your employees and your business become more efficient, come and join me for a 10 minute mindfulness walk every Wednesday at 12pm starting June 1st.
Victoria from S75 Fitness is a Female empowerment coach, her coaching programs will help you evolve your whole belief system, so you can connect to your soul’s purpose with confidence, whilst improving your mental, physical, and spiritual health.
S75 Fitness also offers corporate memberships for tenants at the business village with 20% off our small Group Personal Training membership.
Are you looking to increase the health and happiness of your work force whilst offering a competitive support package? We have businesses in the business village who have health and wellness packages with us in place for their staff, these are available to be built around you, your staff and your business. To find out more you can email victoria on firstname.lastname@example.org