Making time to exercise
July 29, 2016

Creating a Culture of Fitness

It may feel like there isn’t enough time in the day to get exercise. Schedules get filled fast with appointments, events and just regular “life stuff.” But exercise is so important to not only keeping your body healthy but your mind as well. By creating a culture of fitness among your clinic staff, you’ll be feeling better and lead a more productive team.

1. Audit your spare time

“I don’t have time”, classic. You only need 30 minutes a day to really get your heart going. Instead of hitting the snooze button or watching another episode of Seinfeld do some push ups or go for a jog.

2. Do morning exercises

Preparing your body and mind in the morning is an easy way to create more free time. Physical exercise can help you be more productive throughout the day.

3. Go for a walk on your break without any devices.

Take a break from your screen and take a break from emails. Go for a walk to break aware from attention fatigue. This is an excellent opportunity to let your body and mind rest.

4. Run, walk or bike part of your way home

Commuting can be stressful. Traffic, packed buses and trains. It’s a lot of stress that can build and build. Try to include a quick run or bike ride within your commute. Also, look for those calm streets, make it not only a physically entertaining route but a relaxing route. Google maps can be your best friend when looking for alternative routes.

5. Organize physical activities with your colleagues

It’s easier and more fun if you find some others to exercise with you. Create a lunch time run club or participate in a pick up game of soccer. Find a charity run to participate in. This creates a goal for you and your staff to work towards.

6. Exercise your mind

Meditation, puzzle games or a 5 minute time away from tech. Stress weakens your immune system and causes your muscles to tense up, undoing the benefits of exercise, especially to a healthy heart.

7. Talk about Fitness

Make your exercise regime known to others and get people excited about different forms of physical exercise. What do your colleagues like to do? Rock climbing? Skiing? Motivate your colleagues to do more and create a healthy culture of fitness. Do ensure to keep it healthy and not competitive.

Taking some easy steps towards giving yourself and your staff time to move around and be active will improve your productivity. Also your body and mind will appreciate it.

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