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5 Ways Exercise Helps You Manage Your Time Better

Staying active helps you power through your day, inside and outside the workplace.
5 Ways Exercise Helps You Manage Your Time Better

Successfully running a business often hinges on how well you can manage your time. What some budding entrepreneurs don’t know, however, is that you can improve your time management skills simply by running—literally. Setting aside some time each day for exercise can help you free up even more time, which in turn can be spent attending to other tasks. Working out can influence the way you work and help you deliver better results. Here’s how:

1. Exercise improves your focus

When your heart gets pumping, the blood flow to your brain improves. Studies have found that better brain circulation makes people feel more alert, which in turn makes it easier to focus on tasks. The more focused you are, the more efficiently you work, and the more time you free up for everything else.

If you want to maximize your stamina at the office, try starting each day with a brisk jog.

2. Working out boosts your baseline energy levels

Physically active people tend to have more efficient metabolisms than those who don’t work out. This means their bodies are able to convert food and fat into energy at a faster rate, even when at rest.

With higher energy levels, you tend to spend less time taking breaks at work. This gives you the opportunity to plan the rest of your day out, whether it’s for other projects or for personal fun.

3. Exercising reduces stress levels

Stress is the number one productivity killer. Not only does it weaken your drive; it can also reduce your long-term ability to perform. Stress negatively affects your health, and it can take you out of commission for a few days if you aren’t careful.

Studies show that stress hormone levels drop by a significant amount after exercise, and regular exercise helps keep them to a minimum. When stress levels are low, you work more efficiently, allowing you to manage your time a lot better.

4. Physical activity helps you sleep better

The level of one’s productivity is more dependent on the quality of sleep than the number of hours you spend in bed.

Research shows that exercise helps people sleep better and in effect, they’re less likely to feel sluggish as the day passes.

Once you’ve
established a solid workout routine, you should feel a significant difference in how rested you feel upon waking. This, in turn, sets the tone for the rest of your day.

5. Regular exercise helps build discipline

Committing to an exercise routine means you’ll have less time for other activities throughout the day, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. You’ll find yourself organizing your days a lot better to a point that everything fits in your schedule.

Regular exercise
teaches you the habit of creating schedules and sticking to them, which is a cornerstone of good time management.

With its real-time heart rate monitoring, sleep quality monitoring, and an assortment of movement trackers, the Huawei Watch GT makes the perfect accessory for those who want to lead an active lifestyle. It can assess your running, swimming, and biking activities with its built-in Triathlon Mode. It also has a Scientific Coaching feature that provides feedback on your training and a battery that can last for up to 22 hours. Three satellite positioning systems—GPS, GLONASS, and GALILEO—ensure accurate readings of your exact location.

This watch monitors active and resting heart rate using infrared sensors with Huawei's TruSeen technology. On the other hand, you can enable TruSleep on the Huawei Health App to track your sleep patterns. It can detect six types of sleep problems by analyzing your breathing and sleeping patterns and monitoring your heart rate. Based on the collated data, TruSleep provides wellness suggestions such as meditation or exercising before bedtime to improve sleep quality.

The Huawei Watch GT has a customizable watch face and is available in two new colors: dark green and orange. No need to worry about the watch slipping off or causing an allergy; its fluoroelastomer strap is oil, corrosion, and heat-resistant.

And since it comes with classic aesthetics on top of the usual telecommunications features that keep you on top of all your phone notifications, it’s an ideal smartwatch for the entrepreneur on the go.

Visit the Huawei Philippines website and Facebook page for more info.

This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Huawei.

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