Exercise does a lot more for your body then just managing your weight. Our body is a chemical masterpiece which reacts to just about everything we do on a day to day basis. One of the most influential and overall beneficial things you can do for it, is exercise.
“THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG IS TO OUTLINE THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE ON YOUR PRODUCTIVITY AT WORK.”
Is your job stressful? Well good news, if you supplement regular exercise into your daily routine you can actually help train your body to handle stress more efficiently.
Exercise increases concentrations of norepinephrine which is thought to moderate the brain’s response to stress! So exercise to help train your body to handle stress!
Ever hear of the phenomena of “Runners High”? That’s correct, your body releases endorphins which create feelings of happiness and euphoria. If you have a bad day or suffer from anxiety ensure you are adding regular exercise (aim for 30minutes 3-4 times a week to start) to your schedule.
Also, your self-confidence will benefit from this exercise once you start noticing a change in your body shape/tone!
As a person who suffers from Anxiety my prescription did not include drugs, rather a gym membership. The benefits from high intensity aerobic interval training is game changing. I highly recommend this to anyone else who suffers from the same condition.
Regular exercise improves your muscle strength and endurance. Included in the muscle category are your heart and the muscles which control your lungs. Your cardiovascular system will become a well-oiled machine and work more efficiently.
Increases Cognitive Power
I didn’t even know this until I read an article on it, but when you exercise your body actually increases production of cells in the hippocampus which is responsible for memory and learning! It also increases levels of brain derived protein (BDNF) which helps your brain complete its day to day tasks!
If the above 5 reasons aren’t enough to get you off your butt and into a gym, then I’m not sure what else will!
Spencer Johnstone holds a B.Eng in Software Engineering from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He has been with Aversan Inc. for almost a year and a half and has worked in the E-Health department on Requirements Verification Testing, Cross Application & Integration Testing, and more recently has transitioned to a Defect Management role. When not in the office, Spencer can likely be found trying to squeeze in a quick 18 holes before the sun sets or snapping pictures with his DSLR.
Disclaimer: Any views or opinions presented in this blog post are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Aversan Inc.