Increasing productivity with healthy lifestyle finds itself at the forefront of top business leaders today. But in order to learn more about what's happening today, we have to go back to yesteryear.
One could argue that Henry Ford created the fast and furious culture we live in today. His idea of moving assembly line pushed productivity through the roof. This was great for manufacturing at the time and established Ford a place on the map.
With the advent of computer technology, productivity numbers have skyrocketed once more. Computers are so fast now that people have lost their jobs because a computer can do it faster. So how do we increase our productivity as humans?
Whether you are a business owner, an employee, or a stay at home parent, living a healthy lifestyle will increase your productivity.
Unfortunately, most Americans are not living a healthy lifestyle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2014, 70.7 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. As a country, we are not healthy and it shows in our productivity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017, the US is in a business cycle with the lowest percentage increase of labor productivity since the Great Depression. It’s pretty easy to see that the more unhealthy we become the less productive we become.
So how do we change this? I’m sure you are thinking this is where I tell you to eat right and exercise. True, but let’s see why those healthy choices relate to productivity.
In 2014, Business Insider published an article titled 6 Daily Habits Of The World's Most Successful CEOs. The six habits they identified are:
Several of these habits are signs of a healthy lifestyle. The first three on the list are all items that can easily be put into a routine if you are willing to make the changes necessary. A byproduct of waking up early is you must go to sleep early which means less time binge watching tv from your couch.
Cutting back on meetings and organizing the details will create focus for the tasks of the day resulting in less stress. Cultivating creativity in your business or home reduces stress. This brings a flavor of excitement and newness into each day and makes strides to increasing productivity with healthy lifestyle.
As detailed in my book, Confidence Through Health, living a healthy lifestyle will increase your self-confidence. Increased self-confidence always increases productivity. It’s a natural response to a healthy lifestyle. For more information on how to transition to a healthy lifestyle, you can visit www.allinhealthandwellness.com or reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 254-307-0613.
Jerry Snider is the author of Confidence Through Health and owner of All In Health and Wellness. He holds a degree in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University and is a certified Life Breakthrough Coach. He is an active volunteer in the Central Texas community. He serves as the Cross Country and Track Coach at Eagle Christian Academy. He is a member of the City of Hewitt Parks and Beautification Board, serves in his church, and volunteers for several community events each year. In 2017, Jerry created the now annual event "Running for Readers: All In With Jerry" to raise money for the Hewitt Public Library by running all 250+ streets in Hewitt, TX. An accomplished athlete in high school and college, he continues to compete in local and national events. Jerry and his wife Jenny have two children, Abigail and Tai.