Wellness Wednesday: Work Better with Exercise!

Wellness Wednesday: 5/15/19: Work Better with Exercise!
Wellness Wednesday: 5/15/19: Work Better with Exercise!

Regular exercise impacts many aspects of our well-being, from health protection to stress management and how well we perform everyday tasks physically and mentally.

How does exercise work?

  • It increases blood flow to your brain, which helps sharpen your thinking skills. It also increases your energy, improves sleep and reduces achiness that distracts and slows you down.
  • It releases serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter, that elevates your mood and curbs depression, making the stresses of work easier to handle.
  • Being alert and energetic on the job improves your productivity, creativity and stamina so you can learn more and enjoy your work.
  • It can also reduce sick days, especially during flu season, and help prevent injuries on the job.

How much exercise does it take? Try to exercise moderately most days a week. Some of the most beneficial workouts for building stamina are power walking, jogging, circuit weight training, cardio dance and elliptical trainer. Most importantly, choose activities you enjoy.

Try to exercise moderately most days a week.

Enjoy the recipe of the week:

Quinoa Fruit Salad!

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