Exercise Improves Work/Life Balance

Exercise helps people feel less stressed, good about themselves and confident in their abilities. A new study found that this had a positive effect on both their work and personal lives. The associations between exercise and work-life balance were very strong, although the study does not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.

The study author states that “For those who don’t exercise regularly, the idea of adding that regimen to a busy schedule to improve stress levels may seem counterintuitive.”  A spokesperson for the American Council on Exercise explains that physical activity offers benefits beyond the obvious and that, “People should think of it as a kind of investment. You may be active for 30 minutes a day, but the productivity and mental focus you’re going to get out of it is going to far exceed what you put into it, from a work and family perspective.”

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About Deb Hart

Deb Hart is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. For the last 28 years, she has been helping bariatric surgery patients reach their health and weight goals. She teaches people how to set up a lifestyle that supports a healthy weight. Deb set up her own lifestyle to include lots of long walks with her furry family members, workout classes at her local wellness center, meal prepping, and finding new ways to enjoy foods without added sugar.
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