Researchers at Northern Illinois University discovered that managers who exercised for even 30 minutes once or twice a week were less likely to be abusive to subordinates than those who were more sedentary. Lead author James Burton, Ph.D., said, “Being active buffers the tendency to have outbursts.”
While this isn’t news to most of us, it’s a good reminder that exercise can help minimize the negative effects of stress and improve your mood. It’s a good time to start exercising given the longer summer days. Then you’ll have established the habit when the days get shorter and getting up/out to exercise feels harder. Doing so will have your heart and coworkers thanking you.
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