Did you know that experts believe the longer you sit throughout your workday, the less the productive you become? It’s true! The more stagnant you are, the more you will find yourself feeling tired, restless, distracted, and generally unmotivated to do your work. It’s not a matter of opinion, it’s science!
Some workplaces are implementing workplace wellness programs, which are targeted to provide their employees with general exercise and wellness opportunities that will allow them to become their most productive selves. Such programs include building an onsite fitness center where employees can work out throughout their workday, implementing a healthy eating program, or simply giving employees tips to be mindful of their overall health. These programs are known to boost company morale, empower employees and give them the energy they need to get through their days while being as productive as possible!
However, not all workplaces are created equally, and in some cases, employees are on their own to try to improve their workplace productivity—without the help of a program introduced to them by their employer.
For those of you who are experiencing a new kind of routine in working from home, it can be increasingly difficult to stay focused; after all, you are working from home! There are so many distractions: the dishes need to be done, your roommates are loud, laundry is piling up and Netflix is just calling your name. How can you possibly focus with all of this madness surrounding you?
Enter: exercise. It’s simple really, research has shown that individuals who fit regular exercise into their routine (at least 30 minutes 4-5 times a week) feel more productive, focused, and motivated throughout their day. Here’s how:
Exercise ensures proper brain function in the hippocampus region.
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. Aerobic exercise is shown to change the size of the area of the brain involved in memory and learning.
Exercise routines do not have to be overcomplicated.
We recommend implementing F45 workouts into your routine, all of which can be done either at home or in the studio. Each class gives you 45 minutes to focus on YOU and leave feeling rejuvenated and recharged. In addition, you can take walks outside to get fresh air, practice yoga routines to ensure flexibility and strength, or simply meditate and choose to be mindful of your thoughts.
No matter what type of workout you choose, you are doing something that will take you out of the slump of working from home and being ‘cooped up’ in your home office, and will truly give you the push you need to propel yourself forward at work.
Whether you choose to work out first thing in the morning, on your lunch break, or after clocking out, taking the time to focus on your health and wellbeing will benefit your mind, body and spirit. You will feel ready to take on your day and tackle whatever is thrown at you, while simultaneously feeling good about yourself and your body. You only get one body—it’s time to treat it with the respect it deserves!
Why Exercise Can Improve Your Job Performance While Working From Home