It is a well known fact that intense exercise for as little as FIFTEEN minutes a day has the potential to boost your productivity and energy levels for as much as 2 hours a day, if not more - and this couldn't be more true.
I know that when I workout, it's a take no prisoners workout come what may - rain, sleet, snow or hail (and I've actually gotten hill climbing workouts done in the rain as well - more on that another day though!). You'll see me sweating, puffing, and literally forcing myself through a tough workout - especially on a hot day, and while it's hard, hard work - the feeling I get at the end of an intense and tough workout just cannot be replicated (and this is regardless of the duration of the workout).
And what's more, at the end of it all, I feel buzzed, and ready to ZOOM through my day - and the tasks piled up on my plate just keep getting done without any apparent effort. I'm in the "zone" - and this without much mental effort to put myself into it.
So, given this fact it's a wonder more people don't make time to fit exercise into their daily routines. I mean, think about it - around 30 minutes of a daily HARD, take no prisoners routine, and you not only drop unwanted pounds, build muscle and improve your overall strength and fitness levels, but you also get increased productivity and OFF THE CHART energy levels THROUGHOUT the day - which in turn help you get tasks done quicker.
Now, I don't know about you, my friend, but I'll take that any day over a coffee boost (lasts for 15 minutes max), or a "snack" break (good to do once in a while, but again, the effect wears off fairly quickly). Whatever your "pick up of choice" might be, I'll bet it ain't nowhere near as effective as the natural HIGH you get from natural exercises done the right way, and that, my friend is a fact.
And whats amazing is you don't need to follow "conventional" wisdom to reap the benefits of said practice either.
For instance, I woke up at 11:30 AM today - not exactly early in the morning. Had a late night last night, so needed the rest. Woke up, brushed my teeth, and dove straight into some Fast and Furious routines interspersed with some tough cardio exercises (no equipment required on those BTW, not even a jump rope) - and finished off with 30 assorted pull-ups in the local park.
I was soaked in sweat by the time it was over. Had a late lunch, and got down to business around 4 or so. Took a short nap around 5'ish, woke up around 6 - and it's 8PM here at the moment - and I'm STILL FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD! Not to mention that I've got MOST of my tasks accomplished within 2 hours - as compared to the sloth like feeling I experience if I don't exercise, where it literally takes me hours to accomplish what feels like very little.
You'd think the natural endorphin rush would have worn off by now, but it clearly hasn't - and I'm sitting here writing to you, updating my sites, and doing other things as well - at a time where most people slip into their jammies and plop down in front of the "tube" to end the day.
And this experience isn't a one-off - it's the norm for me.
So, for those of you that are still dithering about starting to get back in shape, or perhaps find it hard to commit to a regular routine - or just plain don't want to start to exercise - well, all I can say is - you are MISSING OUT, big time!
So thats today's tip - let me know the RESULTS you achieve if you do choose to incorporate it into your life!
PS: While committing to a daily exercise routine is great, you still need to know the RIGHT exercises to do, or you might as well be banging your head against a brick wall wondering where that energy will come from. It's NOT about joining the latest gym. It's NOT about lifting weights heavier than the Titanic. And it's certainly NOT about hours of boring cardio that lead nowhere. Here is a link where you can find out all about the right exercises to do to get in phenomenal shape - FAST - while getting a boost that will literally fly you through your day: - http://rahulmookerjee.com/index.php/articles/83-fast-and-furious-fitness-the-book