Hi All!! HAPPY Fridayyyyy :D
How are you doing?! I hope you had a PRODUCTIVE week!! Are you ready for the weekend?! I AM...BRING IT ON BABY!! Don't forget to check out this Friday's SMOOTHIE recipe at the bottom :)
Today's post: Team Up And Tone! Colleagues who exercise together work better together!! The following is why going to the gym could give new meaning to "HAPPY HOUR!" Whether you're in the mood to do more or less sweating at the gym, teaming up with a coworker helps you bond and feel FITastic!! And, of course, who doesn't want better selfies with their teammates?! YES, please :D
You might be used to sweating deadlines with your coworkers, but if you make time to sweat together outside the office, you'll really bond, and even help create a better 9 to 5 environment. A study from Oxford University suggests that athletes who worked out with their teammates, rather than individually, had a higher endorphin release. Not only is a better postworkout high a positive thing for your mood, but it could also help you build stronger connections with your coworkers, study authors speculate.
These connections are always important, but they become doubly so once you're in your 30s, when job satisfaction tends to dip, a recent study from the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology shows. The reason: Coworker support declines as people get married, have kids, and take on nonwork responsibilities. Most of us don't have time for the same social and networking activities that we did in our early 20s.
"Social support is a key part of job satisfaction," says Hannes Zacher, Ph.D., study coauthor. "Even if you don't like some of your work tasks, office friendships help you feel as though you're working toward a common goal, which makes your job feel more rewarding."
So invite a coworker to join you at a boot camp class, start a lunchtime exercise group, or find a 5K you all can train for! You'll reap that elevated endorphin release just by being in it together!! Bonus: The coworker buddy system means you'll have someone who understands how sore you are the next day...lol!
If you don't have a 9 to 5 job...no worries...the buddy system can be anyone :D
KEEP SCROLLING for Friday's recipe! If you're a fan of coconut, you'll luv this smoothie and the way it conjures up the feeling of being on the beach!! OMGosh...i miss living in the Central Coast and having the beach as my office...lol! I'll definitely be making this recipe after I sweat tomorrow!! :D
COCONUTTY NANA SMOOTHIE
2 Tbsp coconut milk
8 Tbsp pineapple juice
- This recipe makes 2 portions.
- For a more refreshing smoothie, blend some ice with the other ingredients.
- This smoothie is GREAT for energy and GOOD for digestion :)
Nutrients: Beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamins B1, B3, B6, C, and E; calcium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulphur.
Have a HEALTHY and AWESOME weekend!
SEE YOU right back here on Monday!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist