Healthy Eating, Exercise Linked With Workplace Productivity

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    Healthy Eating, Exercise Linked With Workplace Productivity
    Eating poorly and not exercising could be taking a toll on areas other than your waistline -- it could also affect how productive you are at work, new research suggests.
    A new study that will be published in the journal Population Health Management shows that eating unhealthily is linked with a 66 percent increased risk of loss of productivity, while rare exercise is linked with a 50 percent increased risk of low productivity.
    And smoking is linked with a 28 percent increased risk of loss of productivity, researchers found.
    "Total health-related employee productivity loss accounts for 77 percent of all such loss and costs employers two to three times more than annual healthcare expenses," study researcher Ray Merrill, a health science professor at Brigham Young University, said in a statement.
    The study included 19,803 people who worked at one of three large companies. The research was conducted by researchers at Brigham Young University, the Center for Health Research at Healthways and the Health Enhancement Research Organization.
    The researchers found that people between ages 30 and 39 were the most likely to experience a loss in productivity, while people ages 60 and older were the least likely to experience a loss in productivity.
    BusinessNewsDaily reported that certain industries are more likely to be affected by loss of productivity. The most affected were people who worked in service or transportation, while the least affected were people who worked in fishing, construction, farming and mining.
    Another thing that takes a major blow on productivity? Sleep deprivation.
    A study in the Journal of Vision from Brigham and Women's Hospital shows that the more sleep deprived a person, the worse his or her work becomes.
    "The longer someone is awake, the more the ability to perform a task, in this case a visual search, is hindered, and this impact of being awake is even stronger at night," Jeanne Duffy, associate neuroscientist at Brigham and Women's.
     
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    I agree with this but after a full day (and sometimes night) at the office, some can't find the motivation to visit the gym (without collapsing)
     
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    Eating healthy is certainly important but I think that too often it is viewed as a solution by itself. That is simply not the case. It is important for people to engage in a variety of activities to ensure that they are fit and healthy. That means both a good cardio workout and strength building exercises. There are lots of fun ways to do both.

    For example a cardio workout does not mean you have to pedal a stationary bike or run on a treadmill. Some sports, such as basketball, provide an excellent way to work your cardiovascular system.

    Strength training, too, is important. It not only builds your muscles but strengthens your bones as well. For a long healthy life, building a strength program into your fitness routine is key.
     
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    I know when I have been consistently hitting the gym, and been on a eating plan, I am much more lively at work. I don't hit the wall in the middle of the day, and can usually stay on task and upbeat all day.
     
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    I can say that healthy eating is really connected to being productive at work. Of course this take a long explanation why.
    Exercise not only keeps the body and mind at a balanced state but also keeps the whole consciousness of an individual to be kept on a good state of capacity and emotion.
     
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    There really is big impact with work when it comes to eating healthy and exercising, it may not have to be everyday, it has just suppose to be a routine. -secretstaff.com
     

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