We like to talk about the physical benefits of exercise (lower blood pressure, a healthy heart, slimmer body) but social scientists have been gathering evidence for at least the last fifteen years on another important, immediate benefit of exercise: a positive impact on the way we think!
Studies show a direct link between exercise and brain power, and employers care a great deal about that! In general, we know that exercise elevates mood which in and of itself has a big impact on the workplace…but look at these other benefits of adding exercise into your workday:
YES, PLEASE, to all of that…right?!
A Leeds Metropolitan University study took a look at how exercise during the workday impacted office workers.
Employees self-reported their performance daily, and then the study measured productivity on days when they exercised, and days where they didn’t.
On days when employees visited the gym, time management was better, more work was completed, they had better interactions with colleagues, and they felt more satisfied at the end of the day. WOW!
How can you help yourself, and your workplace, get these same great results?
The response was so great, the company designated an entire floor of their building as an “ER" …. Exercise Room! They host Walk 15 classes with a Certified Walk 15 Leader daily for employees!
And how about this FUN FACT? QVC Corporate Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA was one of the first workplaces to add Walk 15 Classes to their corporate wellness program!
Companies large and small offer Walk 15 Classes for their employees!
Corporations use Walk 15 Classes in their Wellness Events and Programs!
Interested in starting a Walk 15 class where you work? We’d love to help you spread the healthy benefits of fitness walking! Check out our Walk Instructor Certification program!