Exercise is one of those things that, for most of us, we feel like we’re not doing enough of. Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are plenty of people out there who don’t fall into this description – exercise can be a part of your regular weekly routines and be something you are genuinely excited about. Sometimes, it just takes the right motivation. So how about human performance?
We know exercise improves our physical and mental health, but it’s the ways in which it can enhance our productivity and ability to excel that can really be the kicker for success-driven and ambitious individuals. Studies have shown an enormous range of exercises as improving different aspects of our human performance, including yoga improving self-esteem and motivation, strength training increasing brain function, and even walking improving creativity by up to 81%. Exercise in general has shown to have a direct impact on productivity with a 21% increase.
The good news is that you don’t need to become a gym junkie to take advantage of all the performance benefits that regular exercise can provide. Science shows us that just 30 minutes a day of low intensity exercise can improve our mood and energy. If you’re really stretched for time, even just ten minutes can have a significant impact. With such a positive impact on your cognitive firepower, life quality can dramatically improve – not only are you better equipped to excel in a workplace setting, but your approach to life and relationships will be strengthened by a renewed sense of self and confidence.