We know how hard it is to stay motivated and hit the gym, especially when the temperature drops! The idea of being by the fire or meeting for a hot chocolate can often be more tempting..
But exercising all year round is important; it’s just as important in winter as it is in summer.
We share 5 reasons why exercise is important even when it’s cold:
Exercise helps to get your blood flowing, raising your core body temperature. If you are going outside it is best to layer up to ensure you can make the most of it, nature also has an additional, beneficial effect on your mood.
Comfort food and nights in are always a great option when it’s cold. Balancing this out with exercise can prevent you from putting on unwanted weight that you will end up worrying about a few months down the line.
During the colder months there is often a higher prevalence of colds and flus. Moderate exercise helps to support your immune system and can therefore be beneficial to combat the virus’ lurking in the office.
Exercise releases the feel good hormones serotonin and dopamine. It therefore can help to release stress, especially after a long day at work. Exercise can also boost your confidence and help with symptoms of anxiety and depression. This can have a beneficial effect on workplace performance.
The benefits of exercise for performance at work is also related to the range of cognitive benefits. This includes faster learning, improved concentration and prolonged mental stamina.
A study carried out by Leeds Metropolitan University showed that employees who went to the gym had different experiences at work. They reported being more productive, having better interactions with colleagues and improved time management on these days.
The next time you think you have no time to exercise, consider the beneficial cognitive effects, supporting productivity and efficiency at work. An easy way to do this is knowing the added value from exercise, making it part of your job and routine!
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