Another reason you should exercise: It makes you better at your job

Oct 2, 2014 at 4:35 p.m. ET

President John F. Kennedy once said, "Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity." In other words, if you want to be a really good thinker, you need to get into the gym and be an innovative and resourceful individual.

The same blood that runs through your body also runs through your mind. If you are sluggish and aren't active in your daily life, your mind will also carry those same attributes and become sluggish. The reverse is also true; if you are highly active and have blood constantly flowing through your body, the same will be flowing through your mind.

The by-product of exercise is that you will have oxygenated blood fueling your body and mind which will make you more energetic, dynamic and creative. This will make you more productive at work and in every area of your life.

The Centers for Disease Control says that work is one of the largest causes of stress in people's lives. The Mayo Clinic states that "Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries."

Putting all of this together makes it simple to understand why exercise is so important. You will become smarter, more creative and dynamic, while releasing stress. An added bonus is you will look and feel more confident in every situation.

With exercise playing a big role in helping reduce stress, you will find that you will become more efficient, creative and resourceful at work. Daily exercise will help your mind relax from the stresses and worries that occur daily at work. Making exercise a habit and incorporating it into your everyday life can also bring more value to other aspects of your life aside from just work: spiritual, family, friends, community, etc. A little commitment to your physical health will go a long way; try it out and see the positive impact it can have on your life.

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