How exercising can help boost your earnings
By Robert Stitt
When most people think about improving their brain power, they think about doing crossword puzzles, Sudokus, taking a foreign language, or going to college. Yet, there are many other ways to strengthen the mind, including exercise. No, not mental exercise; actual physical exercise.
Those who are willing to put in the time and effort to work out their bodies on a regular basis may also reap brain benefits as well.
According to Black Enterprise, there have been several studies about exercise and its improvement on brain performance. One study, conducted on women at Purdue University, showed that a group of women who boosted their fitness levels by 17 percent saw their ability to process information and make sound decisions improve by 12 to 68 percent. According to the study, the women were more alert and better thinkers after exercise.
In the business world, brain power often equates to earnings. Fitness often does, too. Granted, there are unhealthy people who make lots of money, but more and more executives are getting fit and staying fit. Why? Part of it is the increased focus, alertness, and brainpower.
Others are after the increase in physical endurance and strength. As Black Enterprise puts it, “Being healthy, eating right, and working out gives these executives the endurance, flexibility, and strength to weather the storms and lead the attacks on the corporate battlefield.”
Mark Jenkins is a celebrity fitness trainer who has worked with Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, LL Cool J, D’Angelo, L.A. Reid and Diddy. Jenkins says that many people are not aware of all the extra benefits of working out. “People tend to overlook the benefit of exercise and having a health conscious, sound mind,” he says. “Regular exercise not only puts you in a position to earn more, it keeps you earning longer…It takes time, money, and dedication, but if you’re really serious about gaining that competitive advantage, then commit to be fit!”