Research findings about employees who exercise

Published on June 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

The healing power of exercise…

This is a photo of me and my friend Pam. Pam and I have been walking buddies for over 5 years. The best thing about Pam is that she is super reliable. I am not. Pam shows-up. That makes me want to show up. Understand, showing up for Pam doesn’t make me want to exercise. But since I’m there and in my already dressed and in my running shoes…we walk for 4 or 5 miles. This is one activity I do religiously because I love Pam and I believe that exercise is key to a healthy mind and body.

According to a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in May 2012, job burnout and depression was strongest among employees who did not engage in physical activity and weakest among those engaging in high physical activity.  So find a walking buddy, someone like super-reliable Pam and start moving!

Here’s the study I mentioned.  http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/apl/97/3/699/


This post was written by Lisa Jacobson

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