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Why Should Organizations Provide Exercise Opportunities for their Membership?

 

Heart Health

Regular exercise promotes heart health by lowering bad cholesterol levels (LDL) and raising good cholesterol levels (HDL). Exercise helps strengthen the heart, allowing it to work harder and longer. New blood vessels will also form from regular physical activity, which decreases blood pressure. 

More Energy

Energy levels are an important indicator of well-being and engagement. One of the best ways to battle fatigue is to workout. Exercise improves circulation and strengthens the heart muscle – providing an instant rush of energy.

Weight Management

Obesity in any environment including the workplace is a significant issue for leadership. Exercise is commonly used for weight management and weight loss benefits. Those who exercise regularly have a much lower risk of obesity.

Productivity

A Harvard study showed the benefits of exercise aren’t just physical. There is evidence that it boosts mental abilities such as enhanced creativity, quicker learning, sharper memory and improved concentration.

Disease Prevention

Inactivity takes a toll on the body and exercise has a tremendous effect on the prevention of numerous chronic diseases. Moving helps muscles grow stronger, keeps hormones balanced, and decreases inflammation throughout the body. An active lifestyle significantly lowers the risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, chronic pains and arthritis, and certain types of cancer. 

Improved Immune System

Regular exercise helps flush bacteria out of the lungs and airways – reducing the risk of the common cold, flu, and other illnesses. Physical activity strengthens immune systems – making participants less susceptible to illnesses in their proximity. Members-employees that workout regularly are also generally healthier than their sedentary counterparts. This means less sick days, less medical appointments, and overall reduced absenteeism.

Stress Relief

Stressed out members/employees have trouble focusing, thinking clearly, and making rational decisions. Reports show exercise helps improve mental health by providing clarity to better handle stress effectively. Exercise reduces cortisol levels (the body’s stress hormone) while sweating releases endorphins that help your mind relax. 

Social Connections and Employer Caring

Providing an opportunity for colleagues to connect outside of a formal work environment fosters healthy personal and professional relationships

Also by providing exercise opportunities,  companies show proof they want to see workers/members thrive beyond their workspace.

 

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