We all aim at being more productive, increase creativity and effective multitasking. We seek apps and systems to push ourselves to maximum capability to achieve our goals.
However, everything does go back to nature and the original organic design. Apps and systems certainly help us become more efficient but if your body is fatigued, not fed well and low on energy it is going to produce exactly that.
Studies have shown exercise to increase productivity. Besides the fact that exercise keeps us healthy, it is shown to reduce stress, combat fatigue, improve performance and lead to fewer workday absences. It also improves sleep quality allowing us to wake rested and ready to tackle another day.
PUSH YOUR LIMITS Exercise increases your energy capacity, every time you push your limits, your body recovers and your energy capacity is increased. Not only does exercise keep blood, glucose and oxygen levels high, feeding the brain, it releases endorphins into the body giving your mood a boost.
YOUR PRODUCTIVE LEVELS Busy working professionals find it hard to fit exercise into their hectic schedules, but taking time for exercise actually increases mental sharpness. Exercise truly feeds the brain, essential if you’re going to be more effective and efficient. When your brain is performing at full capacity, you focus better, concentrate more, and thus make smarter decisions. The key is to know your productive energy levels. If a morning jog works best for your schedule, it might be your best go. Remember ladies, sunblock, sunblock, sunblock and a cool cap. Too much sun can harm your skin so if you are choosing for that inspiring outdoor jog, wear your favorite protectors.
If you say, “I am pretty energized in the morning, my energy decreases after lunch,” - and fits your schedule - midday may be your best indoor gym option. This helps battle that afternoon slump and will renew and re-energize that much needed afternoon energy level.
Photo by Anastase Maragos MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING
It’s recommended to exercise for 30 minutes on five days of the week for a healthy lifestyle. Increasing productivity, progress and consistency is more important than anything. You’re exercising to increase mood and energy not strength, so short bursts of exercise are easier to stick to in your daily routine, doing just enough exercise to mentally refresh. JOY & TIMING
Choose an exercise you like, you’re more likely to keep up something you enjoy instead of seeing your workout as another chore. The timing of your exercise sessions is also very important, with an already busy work schedule most of us find it hard balancing work and family commitments. Working out at the end of the day isn’t going to benefit an already tired body. It’s recommended to exercise in the morning or at lunchtime to enhance your brain power and productivity.
Exercise is recommended for a healthy lifestyle and the benefits of exercise improve attention span, accuracy, memory and how fast our brains process information. All these benefits of exercise enable you to make decisions quickly and thus increases your productivity. Increased productivity is noticeable within weeks of implementing an exercise plan. Bottom line - When you feel happier and energized you’re more efficient and effective at all tasks in life and always remember:
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