March is the month for employee appreciation day and we have just the ticket to celebrate with your chance to WIN a Corporate gym membership at 6W2S for you and your colleagues! It’s a well known fact that team work makes the dream work, so we want to give your team every chance of success by helping you stay fit, healthy & happy together.
When employees get fit as a group, magic things happen, like maintaining a healthy weight, decreasing stress and encouraging better sleep, which have all been shown to increase productivity and workplace satisfaction.
Here’s five reasons to work out with your coworkers :
It lowers stress.
An American Osteopathic Association study found that exercising with people you know reduces stress by 26% and significantly improves quality of life. “The communal benefits of coming together with friends and colleagues, and doing something difficult while encouraging one another, pays dividends beyond exercising alone,” wrote Dayna Yorks, lead researcher on this study.
You’re nicer to each other.
In another study, 200 British employees (at a university, a computer company and a life insurance firm) were encouraged to exercise at work, including yoga and aerobics classes, strength training and pickup basketball games during lunch. They returned to their desks in the afternoon feeling less fatigued, more productive and more patient and tolerant toward their coworkers.
Peers keep you accountable.
You’re more likely to stick with an exercise regimen if you’ve got a group behind you. One study found 95% of those who started a weight loss program with pals stuck with it, versus 76% of those who embarked by themselves. Those getting fit as a team were also a whopping 42% more likely to maintain their weight.
You’ll have more fun.
People who worked out with their coworkers, friends or partners told University of Southern California researchers that they enjoyed exercising more than those who hustled on their own. Another study found people spinning on sedentary bikes for half an hour with peers were calmer after the workout than those who peddled on their own. Working toward a common goal encourages one another to perform at your best.
You get a better exercise high.
Rowers in an Oxford University study felt a greater endorphin rush when they trained in sync with their teammates versus the rowers who practiced the same regime alone. Synchronised group activities including dancing, laughing and performing music together create a similar shared sense of euphoria. This added endorphin rush raises your pain threshold, meaning you can push through your workout longer with friends and coworkers than you can alone.
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