Can a healthy lifestyle improve your performance at work?

(ProActive Sports Rehab offers a weekly column promoting health, fitness and physical therapy. Please be sure to check back each week for a new topic!)

With the new year just beginning and winter cold and flu season well under way, many people will remind you of the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle. And while we often think of the personal benefits of doing so, we seldom consider the impact our health has on others’ lives.

Yet caring for ourselves and for our health is beneficial for the people around us, especially for our colleagues with whom we spend the better part of our days.

Sports have proven to be one of the best gifts you can offer your brain, as physical exercise encourages blood flow and connections between neurons. A brain that is in its best shape will allow you to better concentrate and perform at the office. Sports will also help lower your stress levels, an important factor in today’s intense work culture.

Additionally, the quality of your sleep is just as important, as it helps maintain psychological balance. And good morale will positively affect your relationships with others and help you face difficulties and react to conflicts in a more positive and proactive way.

To make a change in a collective way is a lot easier and more enjoyable than doing so alone. Consider encouraging your colleagues to take charge of their health as well.

A community that supports each other makes every person better. For additional tips, please visit blog.ssq.ca/en/health.
— News Canada

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