Do you exercise regularly? Unfortunately, most people don’t dedicate enough time to physical activity as much as they would prefer. The most common reason why people don’t exercise regularly is “not having enough time”. However, when you have a functional schedule there’s always time for exercise. Better yet, the regular physical activity doesn’t necessarily have to last hours. For optimal workout effects, you need to exercise and rest properly meaning it’s enough to dedicate 30-40 minutes a day to your workout. If you’re a successful or aspiring entrepreneur, businesswoman (or man) you can benefit from a physical workout in more ways than one. Here are all the amazing reasons why exercise benefits your health and wellbeing.
The most obvious benefit of regular exercise is an energy boost. Sedentary lifestyle drains your energy and causes fatigue as well as excessive sleepiness during the day. It’s needless to mention that fatigue and sleepiness impair your productivity and the overall performance at work becomes sluggish. Even some house chores seem like a vigorous activity your body can’t handle. Regular workout sessions are the best way to turn things around and become more energetic. A growing body of evidence confirms that exercise boosts energy even in sedentary people. With more energy you can boost your productivity, finish more tasks in a shorter period of time, and still feel great when you’re heading home from work.
Every aspect of our lives requires interaction with people in one way or another. Relationships, be it personal or business, are built on good communication and trust. Sometimes it can be difficult to function, especially to interact with others, because you’re in a bad mood. This can be particularly tricky for persons who are prone to anxiety, depression, and other problems. A great advantage of exercise is that it’s an effective tool for a better mood. A number of studies have confirmed that regular exercise lowers symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. Physical activity lowers inflammation which is behind some mood disorders. Better mood increases open-mindedness, improves communication skills, and makes it easier for you to do your job.
Exercise isn’t just for toning muscles, it also has a tremendous potential to boost brain power. One study found that physical activity improved both mood and creativity in participants. It’s important to mention that these improvements were independent of each other. If you’re looking for something that will get your creative juices flowing, then exercise is the answer. With improved creativity, you’ll find new ways to finalize a project, improve your working environment, and it’s needless to mention this skill is important for every aspect of your life. Creativity enriches us, makes our life more vibrant.
Regular physical activity promotes weight loss and supports healthy weight management. It burns fat, tones your muscles, defines the body, and makes you feel better in your skin. When you look at yourself in the mirror it’s impossible not to notice amazing results on your body. This gives you confidence which translates to everything else in your life. Confident people are more outgoing, aren’t afraid to speak up at important meetings, and they ooze a special vibe that other people can pick up on. Confidence improves your personal and professional life.
Reduced risk of common health problems
Exercise is not just about looking great on Instagram, it’s about protecting your body from diseases and health conditions that affect millions. Regular workouts promote blood flow, lower inflammation, and protect you from obesity all of which are necessary for healthy heart, liver, kidneys, you name it. When you exercise regularly you can decrease the risk of heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, just to name a few. Health is important for your career as well!
Other reasons to exercise
- Improved body image
- Shows you can conquer any challenge
- Helps you learn more about yourself
- Teaches you when to let go of control and when to take charge
- Increased focus and awareness
- Sharpens memory
- All successful businesspeople and entrepreneur praise benefits of exercise
How to make exercise a part of your routine
How many times have you wanted to exercise regularly, but couldn’t do it because it was difficult to find time for it? As mentioned at the beginning of this post, most people fail to work out regularly due to lack of time, but a well-crafted schedule can help you achieve it. The key is to make exercise a part of your routine and these tips can help:
- Avoid considering exercise as a punishment, think of it as an inseparable part of a healthy lifestyle
- Find a type of activity or exercise you enjoy
- Sign up for a yoga, pilates class (or something else)
- Join the gym
- Work out with a personal trainer (they always make sure you’re sticking to your schedule)
- Reevaluate your schedule and include exercise into it
- Experiment for a while to determine whether you find it easier to exercise in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Then, strive to include exercise in that particular time of day as a routine thing
- Exercise with your friends
- Include exercise in your daily to-do list
- Reward yourself for sticking to regular exercise on a monthly or bi-monthly basis
- Accept that sometimes you may fail, but it’s okay - start again
- Don’t compare your exercise routine to someone else’s
Benefits of regular physical activity are numerous and you can be one of those successful or aspiring people who can’t stop praising exercise for wonderful results they’re achieving. Workouts benefit your mind, body, and soul and it comes as no wonder they’re crucial for a healthy lifestyle. Choose the activity you want (or like) and start getting some exercise today. Your body and mind will thank you.