In keeping with the back-to-school theme we talked about previously, I wanted to touch on the importance of incorporating physical activity into your day. More and more research comes out by the day on how critical it is for kids to be moving, running, and playing throughout their school day to help them not only feel better, but also perform better. Science is continuously telling us it’s crucial for our brains and our bodies and it’s no different for adults. In fact, it’s even more important!
It leads to better focus and faster cognitive processing. By incorporating movement into your workday you are increasing blood flow to your brain and promoting your own mental clarity. The benefits are endless. You are also taking a proactive measure for your overall mood, which also affects productivity, engagement, relationships and the ability to meet your own goals.
Here are some easy additions and changes you can make to your daily routine at work.
The best advice I can offer is to put down your smartphone(which is also decreasing your attention span and causing posture and vision problems) and take a 15-minute break for some physical activity to reset and recharge for the rest of your day. Take it one day at a time. Once you start that routine, it will get easier and easier to follow.