Need more energy??
Do you often find yourself feeling sluggish and unproductive in the afternoons? Do you struggle to find time to exercise outside of work hours? If so, you may want to consider taking advantage of your lunch break to fit in a quick workout.
Here are just a few of the many benefits of exercising on your lunch break:
1. Increased energy and productivity: Exercise has been shown to improve focus and concentration, which can help you feel more alert and productive throughout the rest of your workday. Plus, the endorphins released during exercise can give you a natural energy boost to power through the afternoon slump.
2. Reduced stress: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress and tension, which can be especially beneficial during a busy workday. Taking a break to move your body and clear your mind can help you feel more relaxed and focused when you return to work.
3. Better work-life balance: If you struggle to find time to exercise outside of work hours, incorporating a workout into your lunch break can help you prioritise your health and wellness while still meeting your work obligations. Plus, getting a workout in during the day means you can enjoy your evenings and weekends without the guilt of skipping exercise.
4. Improved social connections: If you work out with colleagues or join a lunchtime fitness class, you can also benefit from improved social connections with your coworkers. This can lead to better teamwork and collaboration, as well as a more positive work environment overall.
5. Improved overall physical health: Regular exercise can help improve your overall health, including reducing your risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Even a brief workout during your lunch break can have a positive impact on your health.
With all of the above becoming common knowledge, and showing great benefit to productivity, many employers now allow paid time to exercise. If this isn’t in place in your workplace, maybe you could be the one to initiate the change!
Incorporating exercise into your lunch break may require a bit of planning and coordination with your coworkers and management, but the benefits are well worth it.
Whether you choose to take a walk outside, attend a group PT session or enlist a personal trainer, getting moving during your lunch break can improve your physical health, mental wellbeing, and overall work-life balance.
At JWC we have multiple classes and personal trainers available within the work day, get in touch to find out how we can help you!