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The notion that work and play shouldn’t mix is as outdated as the typewriter. A number of studies show that exercise enhance the skills you to win at work.
Your planning and organising abilities will receive a boost
If your work life has devolved into an unsolvable mess of impending deadlines and you seem to be moving from one crisis management situation to the next, then an hour’s worth of exercise may be the perfect tonic to the crazyness.
A study, published in Plos One, found that after people exercise their executive function – that is the brain’s ability to working memory, organisational skills and problem solving ability – receives a boost.
If you’re experiencing a problem that requires some left field thinking, look to exercise to boost your creativity.
There’s a reason many Silicon Valley hot-shots hold walking meetings to boost creative thinking and problem solving. According to a study published in the British Journal of Medicine. Participants in the study who got some exercise had improved mood and creativity levels when compared to a control group of participants who watched a video.
Exercise improves memory
A study published in the International Journal of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation found that participants who took part in three running sessions of 30 minutes per week for 6 weeks displayed an improvement in there visuospatial memory.
You’ll become a more productive worker
A Leeds Metropolitan University study found that participants who exercised reported managing their time more effectively, being more productive in general.