It leans heavily on the concept of the mind-body connection. In this way, proper care of physical wellness has a synergistic relationship with mental wellness. Daily exercise, meditation, and nutrition can positively affect employee performance. Although helpful, studies, research committees, and datasets are not necessary to see the benefit of this way of thinking. People feel better when they are healthier. It’s that simple.
The "Sitting Disease"
“Sitting disease” may sound dramatic, but it is actually the most candid way of describing what happens to the human body during 8 or more hours of sitting at a desk that is not ergonomically constructed. According to Dr. Kimball Johnson, this level of inactivity places us at risk for developing heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. Although I typically exercise five times per week for approximately 1 hour, additional physical activity helps to reverse the damage done to my body while sitting. The Apple Watch has a cool feature that I like to call the Wheel of Activity. It tracks how much you move, exercise, and stand throughout the day on a circular graph.
Apple Watch = Trainer?
In all fairness, nothing can take the place of an effective training partner. Someone pushing you when you feel that your limit has been reached. Telling you that the pain is in your imagination, as you think to yourself, “My imagination is killing me right now!” However, the Apple Watch does an excellent job of filling in for one. Training without unnecessary interruptions? Check. Slaying the sedentary dragon? Check. Still meeting the needs of a demanding professional schedule? Check. A device that helps users incorporate a healthier lifestyle into their busy routine is an ally that both novice and experienced athletes can use to stand, exercise, and move into a stronger version of themselves.