Dose of Science behind SweatWorking: Benefits of Meaningful Social Connections and Exercise
BOOST COGNITIVE HEALTH
Strong social connections and a sense of belonging are vital to our health and well-being. Having deep connections with others may also boost cognitive health and lower risk of dementia in the later years! When we have connected, secure relationships with others, we are often happier, and live longer, healthier lives. Hello longevity.
Besides the obvious benefits for physical health, exercising & sweating it out stimulates the release of feel good hormones like Endorphins, Serotonin and Dopamine, which play a part in regulating mood. Goodbye Monday blues.
You certainly don’t need “happy hour” to forge a bond with your workout buddy. Smashing that HIIT workout TOGETHER helps you to let your guard down and boosts morale, both in and out of the gym. Oh, that feeling of camaraderie & power of vulnerability ;)
SUCCESSFUL WORK MEETINGS
Not to forget, being more productive at your professional lives.
Simple walking meetings can be a great meeting format when brainstorming and letting those creative juices flow. Spice up your 5th coffee meeting with a 30-min circuit training, followed by your discussion. Or opt for a tennis, badminton game should time permit.
IMPROVE COGNITIVE CAPABILITIES
Furthermore, exercise increases levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a type of protein that supports neuroplasticity - the brain’s ability to adapt to its environment. It has been proven that physical activity improves cognitive capabilities and helps you learn things more easily.
As your emotional health and self-confidence improves, you are more likely to reach out to others, meet and make new friends, thus growing your social support network. So why separate the two, when you can combine both and SAVE TIME for your other passions in life.
You can start right now, and make sweat your wingman today.
What are you waiting for?