Do Healthy People Have More Successful Careers?
Do you work hard to make healthy choices? It’s not always easy to make the right decisions for your health and wellbeing. So if you do things like…
- Eat a balanced fruit and vegetable heavy diet
- Drink eight glasses of water each day
- Exercise three to five times a week
- Walk or cycle instead of taking the car
- Practice mindfulness or other relaxation methods
…you’ll probably want to know that all the effort you’re putting in is worth it!
Luckily for you: it almost certainly is, especially in terms of your career. In the last few decades study after study has shown heavy correlation between how healthy we are and how successful we are.
Here’s a look at some of the key scientific findings:
Exercise helps you to process information quicker
As long as you make sure to keep hydrated, exercising for up to sixty minutes at a time can help to improve the way your brain processes information. Exercise has also been shown to promote new brain cell growth, which is pretty incredible. This is important as the faster our brains are able to process things, the faster we will be able to learn, solve problems and react.
Exercise can improve your memory
Exercise is an excellent tool for keeping our brains young! This is something the scientific community have believed for a long time, but a recent study showed that aerobic exercise can actually improve memory and brain volume. This is because exercise such as aerobics improves the ‘plasticity’ of our brain, which enables us to maximise our cognitive potential!
Exercise can improve your mood
There have been a generous handful of studies dating back to 1981 that have all shown that regular exercise can improve your mood and help to treat depression. Mental wellbeing plays a very big part in our overall health, and the happier and more-stress free you are, the more likely you’ll be able to give your career or business the attention it needs.
Drinking enough water can help you focus
When you make sure you drink enough water, you’ll be able to think faster, focus better, achieve greater clarity and think more creatively. All these things will enable you to be more effective in your work.
Eating a balanced diet can improve your concentration
We all know that the better our diet is the more energy we’re likely to have. But did you know that what you eat can actually affect your concentration? A recent study from the USA has shown that people who eat well are 25% more likely to perform better at work than those who don’t.
So what can we learn from this? We all know that healthy choices are better for us in the long run, but these findings show just how vital those choices are for us to make right now. If it’s tough for you to find the motivation to eat well or build an exercise regime, just remember how much more successful you’ll be if you’re fit and healthy.
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