Thursday, May 20, 2004

Get fit, do more

From Shape magazine: As people's fitness improves, so does the quantity of work they perform. So said a recent study of people in a variety of occupations. "Physical activity is important to overall psychological and physical health," says Mark Roberts (M.D., Ph.D.) of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine in Arlington Heights, Illinois. "It makes sense that active people would be better equipped to meet the challenges of their workday."

I know I get a boost of energy when I actually make it to the gym. The study is a good argument for companies to offer health benefits such as onsite gyms or discounted gym memberships. And for me to get back to regular workouts. Fortunately, Roberts says in the Shape article that "being active doesn't have to mean running marathons. It can be anything you do to increase your heart rate."

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