Exercise: The Secret to a Productive Lifestyle
May 9th, 2020
Exercise has been repeatedly proven to offer many different benefits. Today we’re going to explore t how exercise can benefit daily productivity; a part of life that has been significantly impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Adding regular exercise to your daily routine can benefit your overall productivity both directly and indirectly. To
directly benefit productivity, exercise promotes circulating blood flow, oxygen, and glucose to the brain. This has been
proven to increase mental focus and output. Indirectly, exercise can help reduce stress, combat fatigue, and increase
both quality of sleep and mood. These combined leave you happier, better rested, and less stressed, allowing for a clear
and unhindered work day.
Not only does exercising offer positive benefits, it counteracts negative ones. Among other factors, sitting for long
periods of time has been linked to decreased productivity, decreased mental wellbeing, and obesity. Incorporating
healthy habits such as exercising and investing in a standing desk can help to break up these large chunks of sitting
What kinds of exercises?
Now the question is: what kind of exercise is best? Well, that depends on what your goal is. For productivity, the most effective exercises are low to moderate exertion of either aerobic exercises, weight training, walking, or yoga. It’s important to keep your daily exercises at a low to medium exertion because while these exercises result in increased daily energy, high intensity exercises may show decreased daily energy.
When should you exercise?