Getting rather sporty
Exercise does you good and, when offset against work, is one of the best ways to improve your work-life balance. Whatʼs even better is if your employer is in favour of an active lifestyle and enables you to combine sport and your job more effectively.
“If sport came in the form of a tablet, it would be one of the most frequently prescribed drugs in the world,” professors at Emory University claimed. They werenʼt wrong. This is because exercise is good for you! People who do sport regularly are generally thought to be more satisfied, able to think more clearly, have more energy and remain productive. In other words, exercise not only keeps you fit, it also keeps you more alert mentally and enables you to concentrate for longer.
But in our day-to-day work – whether thatʼs in production or in administration – sport loses out for one or other of us from time to time. This can be because we donʼt have the time, the gym membership is too expensive or because, over time, going jogging on your own in your lunch break is not everyoneʼs idea of fun.
Itʼs better if your employer is in favour of an active lifestyle so that sport and career can be combined more effectively. Whether this is through employees being able to benefit from gym membership at a reduced rate, a sponsored run with the employerʼs logo on the t-shirt or directly by the employer providing sports groups for the staff to attend.