Studies have shown that health and fitness is linked to success. After all, your mind is a muscle, so it's really important that you work out that muscle just like how you would with any body part. The best way to do this is going to the gym. Not only will this keep you healthy physically, but mentally as well. The more you push yourself at the gym, the more it will push you with your work. Here are a few ways in which improving your health and fitness can help with success.
It Makes You Happier
Fitness can help with success by helping you to regain control of your moods. Whether you are stressed, frustrated, exhausted, or just feeling down or depressed, working out will definitely help you. This is because it releases endorphins, which actually helps to elevate your mood. It’s been shown that people who are happy are actually 12% more productive, which will lead to more success.
It Helps Build Self-Esteem
Once you see that you can start to do all these things at the gym, you’ll start to feel that you can do anything and conquer anything that life throws at you. Hence, once you start doing all these things and start to get stronger, it will actually help increase your self-esteem. You will feel more empowered and more likely to take a leap of faith – especially in your work and success.
It Increases Your Energy
Working out will release endorphins and adrenaline, and adrenaline leaves you with an increased perceived strength. It also helps to diminish your sense of pain and increase your energy and awareness. Studies have shown that you can actually gain up to four extra hours of productivity just by working out every single day. The more energy you have, the more you are able to get done, the faster you are, and the more productive and successful you are.
It Helps You Stay Disciplined
By setting a workout schedule and fitness goals, it can help you start to become more disciplined. This will really help you stick to your goals – not only in fitness – but also in your work. As you practice the discipline of planning your workout and achieving your goals, that’s just going to carry over into your success and you are going to start to form really great habits. Just remember to follow through and be consistent.
It Helps Build Better Habits
When you focus on fitness and health consistently, you will subconsciously eat healthier. Working out actually links your brain with your body, and so subconsciously your body naturally starts to crave healthier food because your body knows what it needs. When you’re working out, you are depleting a lot of things in your body and that needs to be restored. Eating better food will help you become smarter and more focused, it’ll improve your concentration and sharpness, and even help you sleep better. This is crucial because most of us are probably not getting enough sleep to begin with. Therefore, it is super important that you are eating well and you’re taking care of your body.
Better focus overall increases productivity. Having a lack of focus - well, it’s very easy to get distracted. That’s why it’s really important that we don’t have a lack of focus and we start really being consistent and have better focus on ourselves. Even when you're pressed for time, force yourself to work out. A couple minutes rach day goes a long way.
If you fail at multi-tasking, then fitness can actually help you. Working out helps you be better at multitasking, whether it's playing a sport or dancing, etc. You need to multitask when you're at the gym or engaged in any type of physical activity. You are combining workouts together to be more efficient. Why do you think the most competitive companies are starting to add gyms inside their building, or giving their employees discounts to memberships? They know the benefits fitness brings for their employees, they know that their employees are going to be sharper, more productive, and able to multitask, which will only lead to success.
It Helps You Live Better & Longer
Working out helps release oxygen in your body, get the blood flowing, and making all of those organs function better. This will eventually increase longevity and live better. You are going to get sick less and get injured less, which will help you have a better quality of life. Then, you’ll be able to focus more on your life and hopefully become successful faster so you can retire earlier. It’s all about getting in shape both inside and out.