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Reasons why Corporates Should Indulge in Fitness Events

By HR Tech Outlook | Thursday, January 23, 2020

Successful people are usually very high goal-oriented, but when it comes to business, it's easy to lose track when faced with the stress of starting a company. With hundreds of different things to do, it is quite hard to lift the head up and be firm

Fremont, CA: Running and building a business is a 24/7 job, and as a result of this, entrepreneurs or business founders experience a very high level of risk, stress, and uncertainty. This massive ambiguity and pressure leave a great impact to the physical and mental well being of a businessman as well as on the workers. Successful people are usually very high goal-oriented, but when it comes to business, it's easy to lose track when faced with the stress of starting a company. With hundreds of different things to do, it is quite hard to lift the head up and be firm.

Businesses have to realize that setting goals outside the workplace can have profound effects on the employees as well as top-level management. Organizing fitness competitions or events can help take one's mind off the pressure of running a business. Events like Spartan races, marathons, BJJ tournaments, CrossFit competitions could refresh one's mind. Here are a few reasons why top-level management should indulge in fitness events.

A Profound Goal Setting

Studies suggest that self-imposed motivation creates a strong relationship between subjective well-being and goal setting. It is always advisable to focus on smaller goals rather than focusing on a larger goal at once. For example, if a person is asked to complete a 20-mile marathon race at once, it would be quite difficult for him. But, if he is asked to run 5 miles a day for a week, and then increase another five the following week, he can gradually achieve the goal of covering 20 miles after a month. Similarly, in a business, an arbitrary or an end-goal number is less likely to pay off as compared to short term goals.

Exercise Boosts Mood

Training with a goal in mind, and committing to a fitness event can help stay motivated for the daily workout. Exercising regularly can reap the benefits of regular physical activity. A study performed by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says that mild exercise can treat symptoms of moderate depression as effectively as an antidepressant.

Cultivate New Interests

Discovering a new hobby or interest can inculcate a sense of adventure to the whole thing. While working towards an event-based fitness goal, a lot of planning and preparation is required. For example, before going for hiking, one needs the right shoes, the right gear, and the proper amount of stamina to complete a trail. This all goes back to goal-setting. Fitness goals can correspond to business goals without any of the financial/mental risks attached. Accomplishing these small goals in fitness can improve self-confidence in other areas of life as well.

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