Posted on 15/11/18

with Victoria Hudson from The Lady Lifts…

When we think about exercising, we are sometimes guilty of just focusing on the physical side – creating a more attractive physique, lowering blood pressure and a healthier heart. What we tend to forget is the countless benefits exercise has not just physically, but in health and well being. Exercise has a huge impact on the way we think and the way we feel. Incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine and you can expect to have increased concentration, sharper memory, faster learning and lower stress!

A recent study By Leeds Metropolitan University revealed that on days employees used the gym or chose to exercise, their experience at work changed. Productivity increased and better time management and interaction with work colleagues went smoother! After eight years of coaching I understand the importance of exercise and building it into a daily routine. The main barrier I come across with my clients is ‘no time’ or limited time and the belief that unless you’re visiting the gym for an hour and leaving covered in sweat, slightly shaky and desperate for some food – then there is no point in exercising.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. No matter how much time you have, little or small, anything you do will certainly benefit. We see changes within our body within seconds when exercising. Increased heart rate, blood rushing to the muscles, we start burning calories for fuel, and and we feel an immediate mood boost! Working a 9-5 job in an office with no windows under artificial lighting can play havoc with your mind, the brain needs sunlight but not just for the benefits of vitamin C – sunlight deprivation has been linked to seasonal defective disorder (SAD) a form of depression. More common in the winter months and those who work long hours in office buildings.

How can we solve this in our busy lives?

Taking a break in the day even if it’s just 10 minutes to take a stroll around your building, scheduling ‘time out’ in your day, turn the phone off, slip your work shoes off, pop your trainers on and take a stroll around a local park. Most people would give me the barrier here that they don’t have time to take a break. But my argument for it is this: Getting up from your desk, taking a 15 minute walk around outside could actually increase your productivity for the rest of the day and actually mean you get more done, have better concentration and still finish on time.

If you would like to find out more about how spending just a few minutes each day can help you, your employees and your business become more efficient, pop into the Bistro here at The Business Village on Thursday 6th December when Victoria is holding a drop in clinic from 11.00 am – 2.30 pm. On these days she’ll be providing FREE advice around, health, fitness and diet, she can also help out with sleep and stress management.

 

Exclusively for businesses based in The Business Village Victoria is also offering 20% off Personal Training sessions & /or a Free PT taster session & boot camp trial at her premises in Barnsley, Barbelles and Ponytails.

See here for further details of this and other exciting events at The Business Village

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Victoria Hudson from The Lady Lifts