Workin’ On Our Fitness
At some point we’ve all been told important reasons to exercise. But did you know that when you practice healthy habits, you’ll have a more satisfying career?
Yes… it’s true (and been proven) that being physically active nurtures productivity, creativity, brainpower, and happiness. Bonus: it also makes you more energetic. No more nodding off during those early AM meetings? COUNT. US. IN.
So how do you do it? We’ll tell you how…
MAKE IT WORK. We’re all trying to balance family life with work responsibilities, some kind of fun downtime, maybe a little bit of relaxation, and possibly some sleep. How do you find the time to work out? It’s simple really. You don’t find the time. You have to make it.
DO WHAT WORKS FOR YOU. Should you work out in the mornings or evenings? There’s an easy answer: whatever time you can actually stick to.
CREATE NEW HABITS. Remember, most people who get up at the crack of dawn to hit the gym aren’t “morning people”. Likewise, people who hit the gym straight from work aren’t necessarily excited about doing that instead of crashing into their comfy couch.
PLAN AHEAD. Have your gym bag and prepped meals ready to go the night before so you don’t have to rush around in the morning trying to find what you need. Before your workout, also know exactly what your goal is for that session.
FORM A GROUP. Find friends or coworkers with similar interests and common goals. They’ll keep you accountable and provide social interaction so that it feels less like a workout and more like a party.
KEEP PUSHING YOURSELF. Reassess your goals weekly and keep pushing yourself a little more each time.
MediaLab encourages employees to remain active and healthy with a wonderful Humana rewards program called Go365, as well as by offering a thoroughly equipped, on-site gym that provides free, 24/7 access. We are also proud to have specially-formed groups that participate in lunchtime yoga (taught by one of our very own), a running club, soccer team, and a mud run group that most recently competed in the Savage Race.
TACKLE YOUR DAY
So if you’re looking for a little inspiration to help with a nearly impossible work assignment, consider how incorporating regular fitness will help boost your brainpower and creative capacity. You’ll have a great attitude that your coworkers and clients will appreciate, the energy and endurance to accomplish more with your time, and the confidence and mental strength to tackle your day with focus and intensity.