Albert Einstein got us thinking about workplace success with his quote, ‘If A is success in life, then A = X + Y + Z. X is work, Y is play and Z is keeping your mouth shut!’
We find the most interesting things in the most unique places. Men’s Health 2009 Guide recommends 3 points on how to lower job stress, boost your mind and improve your overall health.
1. Find time to exercise. According to researchers in Denmark, exercising at any intensity for 2 hours a week – an average of 17 minutes a day and you will be 61% less likely to feel highly stressed than your sedentary counterparts. (you know who you are).
2. Take it outside. British Researchers found that people who exercised outdoors reduced their depression by 71%, while indoor exerciser’s depression decreased by only 45% after workouts.
3. Cut out the sweet stuff. People that maintain lower sugar diets have lower levels of depression and anxiety. Happier people also limit their total carb intake to 40% of total calories.
And for those cuppa joe fans, research has shown that drinking 4 cups of coffee a day lowers your risk of heart disease by 53 per cent!
Time to go for that coffee.