Fitness Helps You Handle More

When you're in really terrific shape, you feel like you can conquer anything. According to a study published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, you might have more than just confidence going for you. Japanese researchers had 40 fit and unfit subjects perform either one single task over and over or a series of different tasks that required rapid shifting of the subject's attention. Physically fit subjects handled multiple responsibilities the best.

True Strength Moment: The scientists behind this study theorized that fit people have the advantage of "more efficient executive functioning." Translation: they are better able to process their thoughts, organize tasks, set priorities and manage time. If you come away from this research thinking that the path to career success might lead straight through the gym, use that as motivation to take your fitness to a higher level. There's really no down side to being in shape.
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