Good Morning Wagoneers,
So, I have a confession to make … Sunday I fell off the wagon. I had gone 5 years without hitting the gym a single time, and Sunday I blew it.
I have another confession to make … in the over 140 K&E’s I’ve submitted for our encouragement, I have not ONCE written about exercise and health … (if you don’t believe me, check it out on the blog - http://floorsbytomorrow.blogspot.com/ ) I mean, how hypocritical of me would that be?? Well, this morning you can go ahead and paint me a hypocrite!!
How Exercise Can Boost Your Sales Performance
When was the last time you got up from your desk/couch/office chair to move around a bit? And no, walking to the car to grab samples doesn’t count. Salespeople looking for an edge in the work they do are smart enough to realize that sometimes it comes from movement itself, and the recognition that exercise plays in making the mind sharper.
“There are many very plausible and physiologically supported reasons why you would expect to see improvements in job performance because of exercise,” says Cedric Bryant, Chief Science Officer of the American Council on Exercise (ACE). “You are promoting better blood flow, which helps in terms of neurological function. Exercise has been consistently shown to enhance and elevate mood, so it will help you cope with the stressors of work.”
The ACE also cites evidence that:
- A daily 10-minute stretching program shows significant improvement in joint flexibility, fatigue, anger, depression, and overall mood.
- A nine-month study of 80 executives showed that exercisers experienced a 22 percent increase in fitness and a 70 percent improvement in ability to make complex decisions compared to sedentary peers.