We all understand the benefits of regular exercise in terms of weight loss, muscle strength and body image, but there are many other benefits associated with exercise that is often overlooked.
Exercise can improve your overall sense of well-being and work performance. Being efficient and productive at work can lead to improved time management and quality of work. Ultimately, this may lead to improved performance reviews and, who knows, maybe a raise or a promotion.
Regulates Stress and AnxietyRegular exercise can increase the production and brain sensitivity to hormones/neurotransmitters that regulate stress and anxiety. Your stress and anxiety level will be reduced. This leads to less distraction from non-work related issues and the more you will be able to concentrate on your work.
- Serotonin and norepinephrine can decrease feelings of stress and depression
- Endorphins help produce positive feelings and relieve pain sensation
- Cortisol, the stress hormone, is reduced