Exercise Improves Self-Esteem
"Exercise improves self-esteem. When you exercise, your body releases chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling in the body and an energizing outlook on life."
Exercise Helps Fight Depression & Anxiety
"Exercise has been proven to help reduce stress, ward off feelings of anxiety and depression, boost self-esteem, and improve sleep."
Exercise Enhances Psyche
"Exercise improves your confidence. It improves focus, making you less likely to become distracted, and increases social interaction."
Exercise Helps Smokers in Quitting
"Smokers who become physically active are more likely to cut down or stop smoking."
American Lung Association
Exercise Increases Job Performance
"Exercise during the workday improves job performance. After exercise, participants returned to work more tolerant of themselves and more forgiving of their colleagues. Their work performance was also consistently higher, as shown by better time management and improved mental sharpness. Researchers expected that exercise would enhance mood, but the boost in productivity surprised them, proving that exercise benefits more that just the workers, it gives companies more efficient employees who work better together."
University of Bristol
Exercise Increases Productivity
"Studies of high-profile work-site wellness programs suggest a number of important advantageous for sponsoring corporations. Objective data suggests (1) recruitment of employees with a favorable attitude toward work and health, (2) a low rate of employee turnover among program participants, (3) a 4% to 5% increase in productivity, (4) a small reduction in absenteeism, perhaps a half-day per year, and (5) a $100 to $400 per year reduction in medical expenditures."
The Physician and Sportsmedicine
Exercise Reduces Health Costs
"Exercise was found to reduce health care costs by 5.4% in recent studies. These findings are consistent with the hypothesis that exercise capacity in inversely associated with health-care costs."
Stanford University Medical Center
Exercise Improves Your Health & Longevity
"Exercise increases protection against cardiovascular disease. Exercise helps control a host of other independent risk factors for coronary heart disease, including obesity, stress, high blood pressure, and high levels of blood lipids, including cholesterol and triglycerides. Exercise can also help prevent or improve heart disease, stroke, type II diabetes, obesity, back pain, and osteoporosis. Increased physical activity is associated with longer life, and in old age it can improve quality of life and the ability to continue enjoying work and recreation."
Yale Medical School
"Exercise plays a role in both primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke and is linked to cardiovascular mortality."
American Heart Association