Daily exercise is important for our body and mind – We all know that, right? But statistics from the U.S. Health and Human Services show that only one in three adults achieve the recommended amount of physical activity each week, which is at least 30 minutes each day.
By: Tatiana Cortes
With our busy schedules: work, family and social commitments, who has time for a regular workout routine? Skipping the gym seems like the most reasonable idea, but we got it all wrong! Regular physical activity not only has many positive health impacts, but it also improves our productivity – Something imperative as an entrepreneur. Let me explain, working out at least 30 minutes a day will:
Keep you alert and focus
Exercise increases blood flow to the brain and that sharpens your awareness. Studies show that people who exercise on a regular basis have a higher brain growth rate – Adults who don’t neglect the gym have more brain power than those who choose to be inactive. Exercise improves your alertness, focus and ultimately improves your job performance.
Helps you handle stress better
Exercise helps improve mental health by providing clarity to better handle stress effectively. Exercising reduces cortisol levels (the body’s stress hormone) while sweating reduces endorphins that help your mind relax.
Kick up your energy level
Most the cells in your brain contain something called mitochondria. The purpose of this component is to produce the energy that your body needs. Exercising causes your body to develop more mitochondria, which leads to you having more energy.