As well as being good for our physical health, exercise has a huge potential to enhance our mental health and wellbeing. Regular physical activity naturally boosts mood as the brain releases endorphins which are ‘feel good hormones’, which subsequently can make us work better.
With employees in the Transport and Logistics industry particularly prone to sedentary behaviour, poor nutrition and sleep deprivation, it is no surprise that 52% of employees want businesses to do more to support their physical and mental wellbeing. Furthermore, 41% of employees in the sector said they would take up exercise initiatives if their employer provided them1.
Whilst the best time for a workout often depends on commitments and personal preference, it’s important to ensure exercise regimes complement our work life balance.
Head of Coaching at Westfield Health, Mark Pinches, provides tips for employees on the most effective times to exercise.