• Exercise Can Help Better Your Work-Life Balance

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    Regular exercise can help protect you from heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, noninsulin-dependent diabetes, obesity, back pain, osteoporosis, and can improve your mood and help you to better manage stress.

    Natural Health News — Exercise plays a role in how individuals feel they can manage their work-life balance.

    “Individuals who exercised regularly were more confident they could handle the interaction of their work and home life and were less likely to be stressed at work,” said Russell Clayton, assistant professor of management at Saint Leo University and lead author of a new study.

    Conflict between work and home can be categorised in two ways. Work interference with family describes typical job-based pressures that can lead to interference (either time or psychologically) of family time. Family interference with work is when personal issues find a way into the workday and compete with “work time.” The researchers wanted to find if exercise helped both.

    Previous studies, for example on Tai Chi and  high-intensity aerobic exercise, have shown that exercise helps to reduce stress. What wasn’t clear was whether the reduction of stress actually helped …

    If you have been inactive for a while, you may want to start with less strenuous activities such as walking or swimming at a comfortable pace. Beginning at a slow pace will allow you to become physically fit without straining your body. Once you are in better shape, you can gradually do more strenuous activity.

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