By Start Clinic Staff
In today’s competitive work environment, being at the top of your game mentally and physically is imperative to help you keep up with the demands of your workplace. If elevating your career path is important to you, nutrition and exercise should be a regular part of your life. Here’s the proof:
Exercise: Mental and physical boost
According to a recent study published by the National Institutes of Health, consistent exercise, even for just 15 minutes daily, can improve mental ability, including:
- Focus and concentration
- Memorization and mental retention
- Learning quickly
- Greater mental stamina
However, exercising on the day that you work can also positively impact your attitude and experience at work according to another study, published by Researchgate. The results suggest that exercisers managed time better and thought they were more productive. Because their workday went smoothly, they reported greater satisfaction at the end of their workday.
It’s clear that consistent exercise is a key component to your career plans. But, it’s just one part—nutrition and exercise are equally important components in executive fitness.
Good Nutrition: Productivity boost
Think back to your last heavy lunch on a work day. After eating a high-calorie or carbohydrate-rich meal, with bread, noodles or fries how did you feel when you returned to your job? You may have felt like taking a nap, thinking may have been clouded and you may have had a hard time concentrating, which can derail your job performance.
The drop in energy after a healthy meal likely corresponds to a drop in glucose levels, as meals that are carb-heavy tend to quickly elevate glucose and then drops glucose just as quickly. Avoiding the drop means choosing foods, such as lean protein, vegetables and fruits, that won’t result in low blood glucose and performance.
Plus, one study shows that eating more vegetables and fruits daily may result in greater happiness, self-satisfaction. The study also says that eating more veggies may even help boost discipline and self-control, which influences the choices you make at work and in self-improvement activities like nutrition and exercise.
Executive Fitness: A Scientific Approach to Nutrition and Exercise
It’s clear that good nutrition and exercise bring great results, not just health-wise but also when it comes to your job performance and satisfaction in life. Take control of your nutrition and exercise today by making changes today.
If you’d like to have a professional to guide your progress in a program that’s customized to help you achieve your goals for job performance, optimum health and elevated life satisfaction, Start Clinic’s professionals can help.
Depending on your health history, your health insurance may even cover the program. Call 602-795-3649 to determine if you are eligible to have your program covered by your insurance.