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Movement For Productivity

Updated: Aug 10, 2022

Did you know movement can improve productivity?

That’s right; a Harvard study found that regular exercise can improve concentration, sharpen memory, enhance creativity, lower stress, prolong mental stamina, and quicker learning.

Here are some tips for making exercise part of your daily routine so that you can feel more energized and productive throughout the day:

1. Start with 10 minutes. Ideally, you’ll want to work your way up to 30 minutes 5 times weekly, but it’s good to build momentum by starting small.

Try starting with 10 minutes 3 times per week and begin to increase frequency and time from there.

2. Opt for a mix of moderate aerobic exercise and strength training. Low intensity exercise is more effective at improving productivity than high-intensity workouts.

3. Start with walking. Even better if you can do this during your lunch break.

One study found that a lunchtime walk can help beat the afternoon slump.

Another study found that walking can increase creativity by up to 81%.

4. Exercise in the morning or at lunch. To reap the most benefits from your workout, exercise in the morning or at lunchtime versus after work when you’re already tired out. Exercising earlier in the day sets you up for longer-lasting energy and focus during the workday.

5. Workout with others. Get a group of friends or coworkers together and commit to exercising or walking together throughout the week.

You could also consider forming or joining a sports team, which builds accountability.

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