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.