Can exercise help you be more productive?

47134984 - businesswoman walking passageThink you don’t have time to exercise? Think again! If you want to be more productive, whether at home or at work, then you may want to make time each day to exercise. In fact, studies show that regular exercise can help boost productivity while a sedentary lifestyle can make people less productive in all areas of their lives.

One study of workplace productivity found that employees who added moderate exercise to their daily routine showed “a significant improvement in all aspects of employee psychological well-being (such as confidence, self-esteem, sleep and concentration levels) and a significant reduction in all types of stress.” Many employees who added exercise to their daily routine also experienced lower blood pressure and weight loss. But physical exercise also has mental benefits. Even short periods of exercise can improve brain function and memory.

Try walking for thirty minutes a day, even if you have to break it into smaller time spans throughout the day. Over time, try to sneak more exercise into your day.