One of the biggest excuses people use for not wanting to go to the gym is they had a long day at work. Have you ever wondered if the reason why your day felt so long was on account of not enough exercise? Well, now we’ve got some proof for ya! A recent study conducted at the University of Bristol shows that people who exercise on work days are happier, more productive and less stressed than those who don’t exercise:
“It also found that people’s general mood improved on days of exercise but they became less calm on non-exercise days.
The research, published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management, is the first of its kind to prove that exercise during work hours has mental, as well as physical benefits.”
I was always under a lot of stress at work and I found that my great release was going to the gym after work. I could get a quick, intense workout in and let off a little steam. It’s important to address your emotions. You should never keep things bottled in. If you’re stressed out, go hit the heavy bag! If you’re upset about something, confront it accordingly, or else it will keep eating away at you and affect everything else in your life as well as your ability to perform, both at work and in the gym!
I know it’s Christmas and you may not be working out today, but take this information and use it as actual evidence for why you should be working out on work days. That way you’ll know that you’ve got some empirical data to support your weekday gym-going adventures!
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