How often do you take a break at work? Once or twice a day? How many of those times are spent doing exercise? It may seem strange to do exercise whilst at the work place, however research has shown that exercise is able to provide ample benefits helping you power through a hard days work. A study at Bristol University showed that:
Employees who can exercise at work are “more productive, happy, efficient and calm.”
Whether its taking a small jog around the block or doing a routine workout, anything that increases your heart rate and blood flow counts. Sometimes space confinement is seen as the major excuse for not doing exercise. A solution for this problem is to adapt your exercise according to your surroundings. One of my previous blogs ‘Exercise on the plane‘ gives perfect exercise techniques for very confined spaces.
So too in life must we not make excuses for doing something that could potentially benefit us. As said in the Bible we should not make excuses for not following God’s will (Luke 9: 59 – 62):
To another he said, “Follow me.” But he said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father.” And Jesus said to him, “Leave the dead to bury their own dead. But as for you, go and proclaim the kingdom of God.” Yet another said, “I will follow you, Lord, but let me first say farewell to those at my home.” Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.”