As an internet marketer, a lot of the work that I do involves sitting down at a computer, or sitting around at a meeting table. Not a lot of opportunities for ‘on the job exercising’
So in order to keep fit (and as a result, much more energetic and productive), I play squash.
I usually get on court most days at 11am and hit either with a coach, a friend, or by myself for about an hour.
Today I decided to try combining work and exercise (I enjoy what I do, this is actually fun for me lol), by wearing my iphone and playing an audio book while I did repeated volleys and figure 8’s with the squash ball – basically hitting the ball against the wall on different angles for those who don’t know squash 🙂
I was listening to ‘The Happiness Advantage‘ which is a fantastic insight into how happiness is formed and how to raise it… and as a result, productivity and the reaching of one’s potential is further enhanced also.
In ‘The Happiness Advantage’ the author, Shaw Achor, used stories and case studies from his work and his research to explain how we can reprogram our brains and rework our lives in order to be much happier, while in the process also gaining a competitive advantage in the workplace.
I’ve done this kind of thing before, combining work with fitness, usually on an exercycle or cross trainer, while listening to business audio. This might not be everyone’s cup of tea, though I thought I’d share it as an insight as to the kinds of things I do on a daily basis to keep constantly learning from others, while never forgetting to keep physically healthy.
Do you work yourself to the bone without taking time out for exercise? If you do, perhaps there are ways you can fit exercise in while gaining a competitive edge at work. For one, consistent exercise makes you more mentally alert, another is that if you learn while you exercise, you’re on a path to excellence that few people bother to take.
I hope you enjoyed this post, please post comments and suggestions of your own.
Have a great day!
CoFounder of AmazingSelf