Does fitness increase productivity

Keeping fit is great for our body but does it really increase productivity. We all want to preform better at work and produce high quality or more outcomes to our inputs but to do that we must be focused and productive. Now being productive is linked to our mood and emotions in some way, if we feel terrible and in a bad mood what are the chances we will produce more quality outcomes.  It’s not really possible to be productive all the time and we need to rest and recuperate to comeback a produce more.

Keeping fit is good for us and we don’t have to tell you that. It’s great to get some time in everyday to exercise to keep our body fit and healthy. Many of the worlds elite like the billionaires devote some time before work to getting in some exercise. So if they are doing it at some point during the day and know the value we should know the value and try to get some in during our day as well. Now keeping fit not only is great for our health but increases certain aspects of our mood and emotions in some way. Now can those ways help us increase our productivity?

To understand this lets look at the benefits of Exercise and see if they can relate to us increasing our productivity due to how we feel and how we feel is very important to our actions that will bring about productivity, as its linked to us and our temperament.

There is no denying that exercise can help help you lose weight. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. Regular exercise also helps prevent or manage a wide range of health problems and concerns, including stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, a number of types of cancer, arthritis and falls. It also helps you sleep and helps you have a deeper sleep.

Exercise also stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier and more relaxed. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.

Exercising will also help your energy levels as delivering oxygen and nutrients to your tissues. Exercise helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently and when your heart and lung health improve, you have more energy to tackle daily tasks and have better concentration.

So from the above we can see the main benefits of exercise help us in many ways from health and sleep to energy and the way we feel. So if we know we are fit and healthy, have more confidence, feel better due to the release of brain chemicals and have more energy we know that we can direct all those benefits into producing more outputs.

Don’t get us wrong there are some people who are very productive without exercise but exercise does help. here are plenty of examples of people with unhealthy lifestyles being extremely productive. Some of the most productive years for some entertainment stars included abuse of alcohol, other drugs and sleep deprivation.  These are anecdotes of course, but there are so many examples of highly productive creatives, at least in the short term, who made poor health choices.

So to be productive some of the things you need are good temperament, good concentration and most the benefits exercise provides, so why not take advantage of those benefits that can help you achieve better results in some key aspects of your life.

The government recommends the below taken from: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/213740/dh_128145.pdf

Adults should aim to be active daily. Over a week, activity should add up to at least 150 minutes (2½ hours) of moderate intensity activity in bouts of 10 minutes or more – one way to approach this is to do 30 minutes on at least 5 days a week.

2. Alternatively, comparable benefits can be achieved through 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity spread across the week or combinations of moderate and vigorous intensity activity.

3. Adults should also undertake physical activity to improve muscle strength on at least two days a week.

4. All adults should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary (sitting) for extended periods.

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