Exercise One: Laugh

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The Ultimate Actors’s Warm-up includes the laughter exercise. In my book I have put together a set of exercises that will have you Character-Ready in 15–45 minutes. Here is exercise One. With “The Ultimate Actors Warm-up” 14 Exercises. The Ultimate Actors’s Warm-up.

No Time for Exercise in Life? Exercises at Work are Here! Go On!

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Our busy lifestyles are sometimes the culprit why we can no longer have time for exercises. This is one of the reasons why people experience problems with their health.

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How Exercising Will Help You As An Entrepreneur

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Exercising helps people to overcome serious ailments and also prevent some diseases. It is until some physical exercise experts spoke and highlighted the importance of exercising to business growth. It is commonly known that physical workout is essential for general body health.

7 Reasons HR should promote exercise

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Encouraging your employees to exercise isn't simply about keeping them fit and healthy, there are also a number of other benefits, both for the employee and you as the employer. It's important to pick the right type of exercise to suit your networking requirements.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Every Decision Is Not a Consensus Building Exercise

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The post Every Decision Is Not a Consensus Building Exercise appeared first on hr bartender. Check out their white paper “3 Ways to Tell if Your Company needs Leadership Training.” […] The post Every Decision Is Not a Consensus Building Exercise appeared first on hr bartender.

Learning How To Integrate Exercise Into Your Work Life

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You guys know I work from home so it probably won’t come as a surprise that I’m constantly looking for ways to exercise and stay active. The post Learning How To Integrate Exercise Into Your Work Life appeared first on hr bartender.

Exercise: Good for the Body, Good for the Brain

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may be time to rethink that label as science is continually connecting more and more dots between physical exercise and increased brain function.Behavioral studies have long demonstrated a clear connection between exercise and improved memory and cognitive function.

A fun way to start exercise when you hate it

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There are a lot of people that don’t enjoy exercise. Most have tried everything to lose weight, from every diet under the sun to every new fad exercise regime or piece of exercise equipment. The second thing is tying exercise to weight loss, and a perfect body.

Group Exercise Most Impactful Exercise For Improving Mental Health

Wellable

Exercise is widely known for improving physical health, as it reduces the risk of many diseases associated with mortality. However, the specific types of exercise that provide the greatest benefit to mental health have remained relatively unexplored until recently.

The Truth about Exercise Ball Office Chairs

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You may have heard that exercise balls can be a great replacement for more traditional office furniture. While exercise balls are excellent for stretching and aerobic exercises, there are some things you should be aware of before purchasing one of these balls as a makeshift chair.

Exercise: Good for the Body, Good for the Brain

CONCERN: EAP

may be time to rethink that label as science is continually connecting more and more dots between physical exercise and increased brain function.Behavioral studies have long demonstrated a clear connection between exercise and improved memory and cognitive function.

Study: Exercise Variety May Boost Overall Activity Levels

Wellable

Even national guidelines—150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity exercise, 75 minutes of vigorous exercise, or a combination of the two—are defined by these two factors.

Green Team Building Exercises

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The post Green Team Building Exercises appeared first on New To HR. As the climate continues to change around the world, people are becoming more aware of the impact that their actions have on the environment. The main culprit behind rising levels of greenhouse gases isn’t families, however.

Learning How To Integrate Exercise Into Your Work Life

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You guys know I work from home so it probably won’t come as a surprise that I’m constantly looking for ways to exercise and stay active. The post Learning How To Integrate Exercise Into Your Work Life appeared first on hr bartender.

Just 35 Minutes a Day of Exercise Can Reduce the Risk of This Mental Health Scourge

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Getting in a totally do-able number of hours of exercise a week may reduce the risk of depression, even in people who are genetically vulnerable to it, says a new study from Harvard University researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A Quick Exercise for Career Transitioning

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An exercise I recommend to candidates in transition is this: Take a piece of paper, and split it into 3 columns. Photo by Anthony Tori on Unsplash.

Study: Exercise Makes Employees Happier Than Money

Wellable

A new study takes a slightly different angle: can exercise make you happy? What makes people happy? Is it love? Money? Specifically, can it make you happier than money? Wellness

Study: Long-Term Gains From Short-Term Exercise Programs

Wellable

We know that exercise is an excellent way to stay healthy. Now, a study shows that even a short-term exercise program can yield health benefits as much as four years later. We also know that regular movement, even in short spurts , can help physical and mental health.

4 Effortless Ways to Exercise With A Busy Schedule

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Exercising with a busy schedule can be challenging and life can get in the way of prioritizing healthy living at times. Exercising With a Busy Schedule Tip # 1: Work Out On […]. The post 4 Effortless Ways to Exercise With A Busy Schedule appeared first on Marino Wellness.

The Deadlift – The Ultimate Strength Exercise?

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Bodyweight Exercises are Great, BUT…. Bodyweight exercises can, of course be used to develop maximal strength – it’s hard to argue with the strength of someone who can do dead-hang one arm pullups or true one arm pushups.

How Promoting Exercise in the Office Can Drastically Increase Productivity

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There are studies which show that implementing an exercise at work program can help increase your productivity. If you are a business owner or manager, it could really help your business if you add some incentives for the employees to exercise during the work hours.

Twyla Tharp Shares the Easy, Fast Exercises That Can Transform Your Well-Being

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Thinking of computer or desk work as one job and then exercise as another seems to me like holding two halves of a card deck in separate hands and then finding they need to be shuffled together. So, too, we should think of cutting exercise in to our jobs as frequently as possible.

Millennials Exercise Influence On Wellness, Health

Wellable

Baby boomers may be the kings of “no pain, no gain,” but the 56 million millennials in the United States approach exercise and health differently.

Four ways exercise benefits you at work

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Exercising regularly isn’t just good for your health – it could have great benefits for your career, too. In a small-scale trial by the Body-Brain Performance Institute , carried out in Australia in 2011, researchers found that employees who walked 10,000 steps a day, and exercised in the gym three times a week, tended to be more productive than those who only walked 10,000 steps a day. Exercising outdoors can lead to extra benefits.

How Exercise Helped Me Regain My Confidence After I Was Diagnosed With Cancer

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Somehow, physical exercise and going to the gym had a direct correlation with me feeling healthier and stronger. Study after study tells us that serotonin is released in our brains when we exercise, and that feeling empowered physically can often translate to feeling empowered emotionally.

Finding the Balance Between Work and Exercise 

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Exercise can make employees more productive. After a long day at work, it’s difficult to find time and motivation for exercise. Exercise is a great stress reliever. Fitness and exercise are about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. Maximize Your Exercise Time.

Fitness Resolutions That Will Finally Help You Exercise More

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A study published by the Statistic Brain Research Institute last year showed that roughly 50 million Americans pledge to start exercising more each year, and yet only 37 percent of people stick to their new habits. I used to treat exercise as a transactional relationship.

8 Simple yet Effective Exercises You Can Do at Your Desk

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If you feel like you aren’t getting the exercise that not only keeps you in shape and healthy but boosts the endorphins and relieves stress, you are definitely not alone.

How I Found Exercise Over the Last Decade and Beat Depression

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Even during my years of depression, I knew in my mind that I’d feel improved if I did some exercise. One of my key tactics is exercising. I quickly realized how incredibly amazing exercise made me feel. For me, exercise is vital to my mental health. Community Coaching Depression exercise Mental Health Perspective Weekly PromptSome people have only known me as a person who’s really into her workouts and physical fitness and active travel.

Workplace Muscle: Increase engagement and performance by exercising your strengths

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“It takes far more energy and work to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.” - Peter Drucker Positive psychology has drawn an interesting parallel between levels of life balance satisfaction and the regular application of our personal strengths. According to decades of research collected by Gallup, using our strengths during the day helps us to be more productive and up to six times more engaged in our work. Engaging our strengths means recognizing our talents—things we’re good at and the thoughts and actions that come naturally—and applying them to the task at hand. Beginning with something we’re already good at makes it easier to develop a skill or competency. Someone with an aptitude for structure and a love of numbers will have a shorter road to becoming a successful engineer than someone who enjoys writing more than math. A person who favors quiet contemplation over action and excitement would likely make a better research scientist than a fighter pilot. Identifying and Developing Your Unique Work Strengths Peter Drucker—known by many as the Father of Modern Management—once observed that most people don’t know what their strengths are. When asked, per Drucker, people stare blankly or answer with their subject knowledge, rather than their talents and strengths. Our strengths are not only things that we do well, but they also energize us. So, when looking for your unique strengths, it can help to think not only about what activities or skills you’re good at, but also about how you feel when you do them. Watch for levels of immersion and excitement. Do you ever get easily caught up in a task to the point that you lose track of time? Often, when we enter this state, known as flow, it’s because we’re working with our natural aptitudes and talents. Think about times when you’ve experienced flow. What were you doing at the time? Think about the different tasks or actions you were taking and notice how you feel when you consider each. The ones that make you feel most excited are likely related to your strengths. Think outside the box. At work, that box might be your position or job title. If you’re an accountant, one would hope that you’re strong in numbers, but what other, less obvious, strengths make you good at your work? Rather than trying to frame your strengths in the context of your job description, try to think in terms of the many, smaller tasks or responsibilities you take on every day. Then zero in on the ones that energize and fulfill you. Take note of your successes. Look back on your achievements. Maybe that involves a time when a manager or colleague commended you on a job well done. Or, it could be a quieter moment when you finished an involved task or project and felt a sense of accomplishment. Once you’ve zeroed in on a couple of experiences, apply the excitement test. Did you think “That was awesome!” or “I’m so glad that’s over. That was terrible.” The more enthusiastically you remember the experience, the more likely it was that you were applying your core strengths to the task at hand. Tell a creative story. Once you’ve honed in on a couple of your strengths, practice describing them creatively. Try to avoid conventional descriptions with clichéd words like “I’m a dynamic leader." Instead, go a little deeper, like “I was able to lead my team to complete the project on time and under budget by working with them to overcome concerns and roadblocks. By asking leading questions that guided the team to a workable solution, I helped everyone have a sense of ownership and purpose. I love being a facilitator.” With a descriptive story and a well-conceived word, like facilitator, it’s easier to communicate and apply your strengths. Look for ways to flex those muscles. Now that you’ve got a handle on the things that you’re good at that also fulfill you, look for ways to bring more of them into your day. At work: Volunteer for projects tasks that align with what you do well. And, consider taking some of your creative strength stories into your next performance review or meeting with your boss. They can provide an effective jumping point as you collaborate on ways to advance your career and help your company and colleagues. In life: Make a list of the kinds of hobbies or activities that incorporate your strengths. Choose one and make it a part of your routine to more regularly enjoy the energy and accomplishment you can get from a sense of flow. Consider volunteering for an organization or individual who could benefit from your unique strengths. Does methodically executing a plan get you in your groove? Try a community housing charity. If compassionate listening is your thing, there may be a non-profit helpline out there that’s just waiting for you to enrich their callers’ lives.

Workplace Muscle: Increase engagement and performance by exercising your strengths

CONCERN: EAP

“It takes far more energy and work to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.” - Peter DruckerPositive psychology has drawn an interesting parallel between levels of work/life satisfaction and the regular application of our personal strengths. According to decades of research collected by Gallup, using our strengths during the day helps us to be more productive and up to six times more engaged in our work.Engaging our strengths means recognizing our talents—things we’re good at and the thoughts and actions that come naturally—and applying them to the task at hand. Beginning with something we’re already good at makes it easier to develop a skill or competency. Someone with an aptitude for structure and a love of numbers will have a shorter road to becoming a successful engineer than someone who enjoys writing more than math. A person who favors quiet contemplation over action and excitement would likely make a better research scientist than a fighter pilot.Identifying and Developing Your Unique Work StrengthsJames Drucker—known by many as the Father of Modern Management—once observed that most people don’t know what their strengths are. When asked, per Drucker, people stare blankly or answer with their subject knowledge, rather than their talents and strengths.Our strengths are not only things that we do well, but they also energize us. So, when looking for your unique strengths, it can help to think not only about what activities or skills you’re good at, but also about how you feel when you do them. Watch for levels of immersion and excitement. Do you ever get easily caught up in a task to the point that you lose track of time? Often, when we enter this state, known as flow, it’s because we’re working with our natural aptitudes and talents. Think about times when you’ve experienced flow. What were you doing at the time? Think about the different tasks or actions you were taking and notice how you feel when you consider each. The ones that make you feel most excited are likely related to your strengths.Think outside the box. At work, that box might be your position or job title. If you’re an accountant, one would hope that you’re strong in numbers, but what other, less obvious, strengths make you good at your work? Rather than trying to frame your strengths in the context of your job description, try to think in terms of the many, smaller tasks or responsibilities you take on every day. Then zero in on the ones that energize and fulfill you.Take note of your successes. Look back on your achievements. Maybe that involves a time when a manager or colleague commended you on a job well done. Or, it could be a quieter moment when you finished an involved task or project and felt a sense of accomplishment. Once you’ve zeroed in on a couple of experiences, apply the excitement test. Did you think “That was awesome!” or “I’m so glad that’s over. That was terrible.” The more enthusiastically you remember the experience, the more likely it was that you were applying your core strengths to the task at hand.Tell a creative story. Once you’ve honed in on a couple of your strengths, practice describing them creatively. Try to avoid conventional descriptions with clichéd words like “I’m a dynamic leader." Instead, go a little deeper, like “I was able to lead my team to complete the project on time and under budget by working with them to overcome concerns and roadblocks. By asking leading questions that guided the team to a workable solution, I helped everyone have a sense of ownership and purpose. I love being a facilitator.” With a descriptive story and a well-conceived word, like facilitator, it’s easier to communicate and apply your strengths.Look for ways to flex those muscles. Now that you’ve got a handle on the things that you’re good at that also fulfill you, look for ways to bring more of them into your day.At work: Volunteer for projects tasks that align with what you do well. And, consider taking some of your creative strength stories into your next performance review or meeting with your boss. They can provide an effective jumping point as you collaborate on ways to advance your career and help your company and colleagues.In life: Make a list of the kinds of hobbies or activities that incorporate your strengths. Choose one and make it a part of your routine to more regularly enjoy the energy and accomplishment you can get from a sense of flow. Consider volunteering for an organization or individual who could benefit from your unique strengths. Does methodically executing a plan get you in your groove? Try a community housing charity. If compassionate listening is your thing, there may be a non-profit helpline out there that’s just waiting for you to enrich their callers’ lives.For over 35 years CONCERN: EAP has helped some of the world's most recognizable organizations enhance employee resilience, wellness, and productivity. www.concern-eap.com

Small Mindset Shifts to Reframe How You Think About Exercise

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Part of the problem is the very word ‘exercise,’” Jim Owen, author of Just Move! My breakthrough came when I stopped thinking ‘exercise,’ and started thinking ‘movement.’ And “exercise” isn’t the only word he suggests reframing to help reinforce a more positive frame of mind when it comes to working out. Fuel Yourself Well-Being evergreen exercise Fuel Movement platform product: fuel Reframing

Physical Exercise and Academic Success are Linked

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Physical exercise and academic success are common topics for New Year’s resolutions. There is evidence of a strong connection between physical exercise and academic success. Physical exercise can help people work more effectively. times more likely to be exercisers.

15 Great Team-Building Exercises

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You can use these 15 exercises daily in your workplace - or not too far away Want team building activities to easily and cost-effectively offer at work?