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Body

We all know that exercising is great for your health, but did you know it can help your work performance, as well?

According to numerous studies, people who work out are more productive and happier. Studies show that people who engage in regular physical activity perform better—both in terms of the quality and quantity of work performed - which is something that can really help someone succeed.

There are numerous reasons to assume a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating properly and getting a good amount of exercise each week. According to the American Heart Association, the benefits of physical activity include:

  • Improved heart function and lipid profile;
  • Lowered blood pressure and resting heart rate;
  • Reduced risk and severity of diabetes;
  • Improved strength, balance and endurance; and
  • Enhanced self-confidence and independence.

The Mayo Clinic, the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world, says exercise improves your mood, combats chronic diseases, helps you manage your weight, boosts your energy level and promotes better sleep, among other benefits.

A good mood, higher self-confidence, and great energy levels? It’s no surprise people with excellent health habits display above-par work performance compared to those who don’t exercise.

Watch this Youtube video to see the benefits that can be gained from participating in a little physical activity each day:

Resources

Download the Skills Academy Physical Activity Fact Sheet here.
Download the Information from the Food Standards Agency on Healthy Eating here.