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How to boost productivity with exercise

The advantages of exercise

While most people recognize that exercise helps you lose weight and increase muscle, there are numerous other advantages to exercising for working adults. Consider these lesser-known yet significant benefits:

  • Better way of life regular exercisers are less prone to develop long-term ailments such as hypertension and diabetes. Physical activity also reduces your chances of getting the flu or a cold, which means fewer lost work days and can help you exercise and work more productively than your sedentary coworkers.

  • Mental acuity. Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain, making you more mentally aware. This improved sharpness will assist you in staying awake and may improve your ability to focus on tasks.

  • Enhanced energy. Anyone who frequently exercises will tell you that, while physical activity first makes you fatigued, it gradually enhances your energy level. Not having to deal with mid-afternoon brain fog will increase productivity at work and reduce the need to rely on caffeine or sugary snacks for a fast pick-me-up.

  • Enhancement of mood. Physical activity is a healthy approach to boost your serotonin and endorphin levels. When you enhance these hormones, your mood improves and you are less likely to suffer from depression.

  • Controlled by impulse. When your endorphin levels rise as a result of exercise, you’ll be less likely to get sidetracked by Candy Crush or a Facebook check-in. Endorphins also help you prioritize your tasks and shut out minor distractions that may arise during the course of a workday.

What should you expect from your first personal training session?

Your initial session with a personal trainer will help to establish the tone for the rest of your relationship. You must be truthful about your present level of physical activity and the type of exercise you have done in the past. A qualified personal trainer will create a program tailored to your unique goals and abilities, which will vary greatly from person to person. Someone who spends the majority of their day sitting at a computer will require a very different program than a former military member who runs several miles every day. Here are some other things to look forward to on your first visit:

  • Setting objectives. This is your chance to tell your trainer what you aim to achieve. Your trainer will ask you a number of questions about your lifestyle and the areas you want to improve. While most personal trainers focus on exercise, they may also advise you on your eating habits and other lifestyle adjustments you might make to become healthier. While some people enter exercise programs with the stated purpose of running a marathon or reducing a certain amount of weight, you should also inform your trainer if you have other objectives in mind, such as enhancing your work performance through exercise or improving your mental health. Your goals will most certainly vary as your endurance and strength increase, so don’t be discouraged if your personal trainer initially sets modest expectations.

  • Initial practice. Your first session will be more than just a meet-and-greet. Your trainer will most likely put you through certain exercises to assess your workout tolerance and ability. Wear comfortable training attire and drink plenty of water before you go. If you intend to meet with your trainer during your lunch break, let them know ahead of time so they don’t send you back to the office sweating.

  • Evaluation test when you first meet, your trainer will need to measure your height and weight, as well as the diameter of various body parts such as your hips, waist, arms, and thighs. These measures will be taken again throughout subsequent sessions to track your improvement. While many individuals who are new to personal training fear this portion, it is the greatest way to ensure you are accomplishing your goals and will assist your trainer in developing a plan that will target the areas you need to work on the most.

  • Exercise and equipment training learning how the equipment works is one of the most important things to do during your first session. Exercise equipment misuse might result in significant injury. Similarly, wrongly performing a non-equipment-based workout, such as sit-ups or push-ups, can result in torn muscles. You’ll also put in a lot of work for a workout that won’t yield results if your technique isn’t correct.