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10 Ways Fitness can help you Succeed in Business with Elite Health & Fitness
1. Increased Energy
Consider cortisol, a steroid hormone that regulates your energy throughout the day. Under normal conditions, cortisol levels peak early in the morning to get you going, and then gradually declines as the day progresses, leaving you relaxed and ready to sleep at bedtime. A hectic work environment can throw this natural cycle into disarray. Even worse, many stressed-out workers turn to junk food, sugary snacks and caffeinated energy drinks to keep themselves going — all of which can make the hormonal roller-coaster ride even wilder. Months of this routine can exhaust the body and mind.
2. Better Sleep.
As little as 10 minutes of aerobic exercise, such as walking or cycling, can dramatically improve the quality of your night time sleep, especially when done on a regular basis. It may be easier when you are tired to skip the workout and go to sleep, but it may be beneficial for your long-term health to make the hard decision and get your exercise. This will reduce any patches of drowsiness and give you more energy throughout the day.
3. Better Mood
Exercise promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, including neural growth, reduced inflammation, and new activity patterns that promote feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins, powerful chemicals in your brain that energise your spirits and make you feel good.
4. Improved Focus.
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Exercise improves your brain in the short term by raising your focus for two to three hours afterwards. If you have a presentation or speaking engagement try to work out beforehand; you’ll be at your peak when you must perform. In the long term, it can even help stave off brain aging and Alzheimer’s. This works on the cellular level through neuroplasticity, the ability of the brain to improve itself with blood flow and levels of brain-derived protein.
5. Increased Productivity
It is a fact that productivity brings about more productivity. When an individual is productive and efficient they are propelled to succeed more. Planning an exercise session within a busy schedule is more likely to increase your work performance and improve time management.
6. Reduced Anxiety (deadlines)
There is a direct link between inactivity levels and anxiety, this is due to issues such as hormone balance, tension and immune support. The benefit that exercise has on this primarily from the release of endorphins, these and are directly related to regulating mood and controlling the mind.
7. Brain Training
The cerebellum, the area of the brain traditionally associated mainly with movement, is also involved with higher functioning, like planning, socialising, abstract thought — even creativity and emotional intelligence.
8. More Resilient at Work
Regular exercise builds self-regulatory resources, the ability to self-regulate, or exert willpower, may be the most significant key to
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success in the work environment — it’s what allows you to stick to a task when others give up, and to overcome obstacles that at first seem too difficult.
9. Helps Impulse Control
The release of endorphins after exercise can improve the prioritising functions of the brain. That means better decisions! Your ability to sort out priorities improves, allowing you to block
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out distractions and better concentrate.
10. Time to Think
One factor that is often not said is that during exercise your mind can become free of distraction. This allows you to think with a clearly. If there are pressing matters on your mind, head out for a walk, run, cycle or some strength training. This will improve your decision making and reduce the effects of external stress on your thoughts.
Question: There is one important aspect underpins all the above and that is: