Why Exercise Should be Your First Priority

I always tell people to consider a workout as important as a work meeting or a meal. Schedule it and stick to it.

I always tell people to consider a workout as important as a work meeting or a meal. Schedule it and stick to it. Better fitness will make you a positive force around your friends and family, more productive at work, more focused, and generally happier. So why do you cancel on it, when it can make everything you do better?

This article from Time, Why Exercise is a Higher Priority than my Career,  expands my point precisely. I love how the author wrote about it in an entrepreneurial perspective, saying that putting exercise first creates a win-win as a business owner and as a person with relationships and other obligations outside of work.

So I’m sharing this article with you because I cannot stress it enough, fitness makes everything — your business, your self-esteem, your relationships, your general welfare — better.

There’s even a study about it. One of the researchers, Russell Clayton, an assistant professor of management at Saint Leo University, said in a statement. “We think exercise is a way to psychologically detach from work — you’re not there physically and you’re not thinking about it either — and, furthermore, it can help us feel good about ourselves.”

Clayton, who worked with researchers from Saint Louis University, the University of Houston- Victoria, and Illinois State University on the paper, found that regular exercisers experienced less stress at work and had greater confidence in handling conflicts between work and family.

But don’t just take my word for it. Read both articles here and here. So whether it’s boxing, playing ball, going to the gym or for a run, find the time for some physical activity this weekend and during the week. Your body, your business, your friends, your wife/husband/significant other will thank you for it.

http://time.com/3843445/exercising-higher-priority-business/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/14/exercise-work-life-balance_n_4575976.html

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