Do you struggle to incorporate physical activity into your workday? Studies have proven that exercise is linked to improved physical health but did you know it can also have a significant impact on your overall mental well-being and job performance? According to the Harvard Business Review, “Our mental firepower is directly linked to our physical regimen” and “exercise has also been shown to elevate mood”. On top of that, studies have shown that physical activity during the day has been shown to:
- Improve concentration
- Sharpen memory
- Prolong mental stamina
- Enhance creativity
- Lower stress
AccessElite understands that sometimes you just need help with figuring out where to start. We’ve gathered a few ways you can start incorporating easy workouts into your workday:
1. Go for a mental health walk – whether you take a 15-minute walk during your lunch break or take a few moments away from your home desk, going outside and breathing in some fresh air is an easy way to incorporate a small workout into your day.
2. Set an alarm every hour to do some stretches – Sitting at a desk all day can cause serious strain on our muscles and body. Remind yourself to stand up and stretch or use an app! Our AccessElite Anywhere App has dozens of quick and energizing desk stretching sessions that are sure to improve your mood and get your blood flowing.
3. Propose to have “walking” meetings – Instead of the traditional sit-down meeting, propose to take your meeting outside or do a walk and talk. This can be a great way to shift our workday and sneak in some physical activity.