We know exercise helps us look better, but can it help us think better too?
Yes, and in a big way.
Aside from losing weight and lowering blood pressure, physical fitness also means:
- improved concentration
- greater productivity
- sharper memory
- enhanced cognitive processing
- mental stamina
- enhanced creativity
- lower stress
- better relationships with co-workers
- fewer sick days
A study presented to the American College of Sports Medicine found that workers who spent 30-60 minutes at lunch exercising reported an average performance boost of 15% and were less likely to suffer from post-lunch energy dips.
So even if chasing a six pack isn’t your thing, think of exercise as an investment in your mind and your career.