Can Workouts Make You Wealthy By Michael Roizen, M.D., and Mehmet Oz, M.D. The best way to keep your job might be to leave your desk. That's right: The less time you spend sitting on your bottom, the better it might be for your -- and your company's -- bottom line.
In a study of entrepreneurs, people who worked out regularly also had companies that performed well. In fact, those who ran regularly were better at meeting their personal goals and their companies had better sales than those owned by nonrunners. (The researchers didn't ask about walkers.) People who stuck to a strength-training regimen were also better at meeting their personal goals than people who didn't lift weights, but their businesses weren't doing off-the-charts better.
Researchers suspect that the boost in confidence and energy that people get from regular exercise may spill over into their careers, giving them an edge. Plus, getting into shape often means developing a mindset that accepts and embraces hard work -- a definite perk when it comes to moving a business through tough times and beyond.
If your boss likes to see you in your chair and nowhere else, remind her that people who exercise have less anxiety, tension and stress. And that means you can think clearly, and probably even talk nicely to the shrill-voiced client who called 37 times before lunch.
Ultimately, taking time to work out may actually help you get more done during the work day. The best time to work out? Whenever you'll do it. But we recommend setting your alarm 30 to 60 minutes earlier than usual and getting moving first thing.
The YOU Docs -- Mike Roizen and Mehmet Oz -- are authors of "YOU: Being Beautiful -- The Owner's Manual to Inner and Outer Beauty." To submit questions and find ways to grow younger and healthier, go to www.RealAge.com, the docs' online home. (c) 2009 Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.
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