Could Exercising Boost your Morning Productivity?

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Looking back over the previous year, you may feel like you didn’t quite meet the goals you set yourself. Maybe you didn’t get that promotion, forgot to apply for your dream job, or missed out on the holiday of a lifetime. The power of positive thinking is definitely important for improving the year ahead, but you can’t rely on mind alone. If you really want to boost your health, wealth, and well-being in 2017, a little bit of daily exercise could be exactly what you need.

Who benefits from daily exercise? 

Many of the most financially successful people in the world claim to engage in daily exercise. This includes Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook, and Anna Wintour

How do they benefit from daily exercise?

There are many physical benefits to regular exercise but it can help out in other ways too. Both Richard Branson and Barrack Obama credit exercise for helping them to sleep better at the end of the day, and getting a good night’s sleep is hugely important for increasing daily productivity and the ability to reach pre-set goals.

Bill Gates also suggests that exercise increases his creative thinking, by giving his mind and body an outlet that allows him to focus, increasing his concentration levels and letting him work on the highest priority task which in turn results in a successful working day. It’s possible that putting aside some time to exercise each day could help to increase your concentration, energy levels, motivation and productivity which could go a long way to improving your financial future.

However, there are two sides to every tale, and as much as exercise could increase the chances of high earnings, it can easily work the other way round. According to Richard Branson, one of the best things about his lifestyle is the freedom it offers and the way he is able to take time out of the day to spend with his family. Being financially successful allows a lot of freedom, giving you the opportunity to engage in exercise you enjoy and in turn contributing to emotional wellbeing.

If you want to compare your current lifestyle to the survey results and the big earners, find out where you stand right now by getting involved with the interactive infographic developed by Enter your income and the amount you exercise which will then calculate and display if you are above or below average in terms of the amount you earn in relation to the amount you exercise. 

If you would like to couple your exercise regime with some professional training, take a look at Professional Academy's range of Management & Leadership Courses or contact one of our qualifications advice team today.