Fit Professional Secret 1: A Mid-Day Workout
As young professionals, or any age professionals for that matter, we often struggle to balance heavy workloads with the right amount of exercise to keep us physically fit and focused. Although we aren’t perfect here at Newly Corporate, we are going to share which “secrets” or strategies have worked best for us, we welcome your feedback and additional suggestions as well.
The first “secret” is a mid-day workout. Many workplaces have in-house or nearby gyms with discounted memberships for employees (and showers), especially in this healthcare-sensitive environment. Taking advantage of these, while sometimes challenging time-wise, can be an easier way to stay in shape than an evening workout. Here are a few of the benefits:
Mid-Day Workout Benefits
- Working out at noon raises your metabolism for the rest of the day rather than just the evening hours when you work out after work.
- A mid-day workout can help you clear your head and take a fresh look at work place challenges in the afternoon.
- By choosing to workout in the afternoon you are less likely to shorten your workout due to the desire to go home quickly or do something else.
There are many benefits to employers too, a healthier workforce is more productive, has fewer sick days and less stress on the job. If you normally work through lunch, it may mean coming in earlier or staying later but, it makes a huge difference in terms of productivity and well-being. This strategy may not be possible in all positions, jobs or employers but, it comes highly recommended by many health professionals and corporate productivity specialists.