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How Physical Activity Can Boost Employee Productivity

Here are five ways that physical activity can boost productivity:

 

More observant and perceptive

We may focus better and be more aware of our surroundings by exercising since it boosts blood flow to the brain. According to a report in The New York Times, scientists think that exercise alters the biology of the brain in ways that make it more malleable and receptive to new information. This process is known as plasticity.

 

An improved work-life balance and time management strategy

A Harvard Business Review study found that people who keep up a regular exercise routine find it simpler to juggle their duties at work and at home.

Humans are dynamic, complex animals, and all the different parts that make us whole need to be satisfied in order for us to thrive, as was noted in one of our earlier articles on productivity and work-life balance. In other words, we need time with our families, strong social ties, hobbies and interests outside of work, etc., in addition to our desire for exciting (and important) job.

 

Remove fatigue

It’s 15:00, you’re sitting at your desk, and you’re going to brew another cup of coffee in the hopes that it will give you the energy you need to get through the remainder of the afternoon. Any resemblance?

Exercise can increase our vitality and reduce chronic lethargy, according to researchers. It should come as no surprise that getting in a quick workout at the gym around lunch or going for a brisk 30-minute stroll is a better approach to fight exhaustion and discover more energy than consuming many cups of coffee.

Find that inspirational awakening

We’ve all experienced being unable to complete a project, come up with a workaround, or put the finishing touches on a presentation. That creative breakthrough can frequently be facilitated by exercise.

Therefore, the next time you’re having trouble coming up with a solution, go for a walk, shake things up, and spark your imagination.

Employers can enhance employee fitness and well-being by integrating fitness-related benefits in their employee benefits package. It’s a win-win situation because your staff will be healthier and more productive, which will lead to fewer sick days.

There are countless ways you may encourage your employees’ fitness, whether it is through subsidized gym memberships, special deals with fitness retailers, or paying for a marathon entry fee.