In order to be productive in the workplace one must be driven, alert, and focused. Working out can help boost employees drive, alertness, and focus, among other things.

Increased Alertness and Energy

Working out increases blood flow to the brain, which can sharpen the senses. Thus, sharpening increases alertness, making employees more prepared to start their next big task. Exercising also gives you more energy, making employees feel more awake and ready to go when at the office.

 

Improved Mental and Physical Health

Exercising greatly improves one’s mental health, by helping to curb feelings of anxiety and depression. The process of working out sends out chemicals that improve mood and relieve stress, making it much easier to focus on the tasks at hand. Working out has the obvious physical benefits of getting one healthy and in shape, but it also helps prevent illnesses and infections, through increased immunity. This means that employees will be able to take less sick days as they will be overall much happier and healthier.