|Posted on February 7, 2017 at 7:55 AM|
Mini Workouts You Can Do At Work!
What does exercise have to do with running a successful healthcare business?
More than you think. Everyone knows exercise has significant health benefits, but what about its cognitive benefits?
Research shows that regular exercise dramatically improves job performance and productivity. According to a study cited in Harvard Business Review, it "enables us to soak in more information, work more efficiently, and be more productive." Here are some of the perks:
Prolonged mental stamina
Although many healthcare professionals know and preach the benefits of exercise, finding the extra time to do it themselves can be a challenge. They're already overstretched and overworked as it is, running a successful healthcare business and taking care of family responsibilities. But, there is a solution!
Make short bursts of exercise part of your daily routine. A few minutes every couple of hours isn't going to sabotage your schedule or quality of patient care. In fact, it will increase your energy and focus, so you can deliver the level of care and service your patients and customers deserve.
Other Ways To Sneak In Exercise At Work
Do a set of 20 push-ups every morning when you wake up.
While you’re waiting to use the bathroom at work, do 30 squats.
Set your timer to go off every 30 minutes to an hour. Then, run up and down the stairs or do push-ups for 1 minute.
Ride your bike to work.
Grab a fellow employee and take a walk around the block or the parking lot.
Park farther away, so you increase the number of steps you walk.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
For your next meeting, have a walk-and-talk around the block or parking lot.
Have a daily or weekly push-up challenge with everyone at the office.
Before each meeting, have everyone do 30 squats or 30 push-ups.
Run up and down the stairs for 3 minutes 3 times a day.
Switch out your office chair for a stability ball.
All It Takes Is A Few Minutes A Day
Research shows it can take as little as 10 minutes a day to see results. You may not become the next Ironman, but you and your medical team will be in better shape to deliver quality care and superior service.