New Research conducted by Russell Clayton and his colleagues indicates that regular exercise helps people balance their work and their family lives. First, regular exercise reduces stress levels, which enables people to have a more productive as well as enjoyable experience in either realm. Second, exercising increases self-efficacy, which refers to a person’s ability to take on and complete tasks. High self-efficacy makes people less likely to shy away from difficult tasks or situations. Some people find it hard to make time to exercise, because it seems to take time away from work life or home life. However whether it you spend time in the morning, on lunch break, or after work, exercise has proven to be very important to creating a strong balance between time spent at work and with the family.
To read the full article you can visit http://blogs.hbr.org/2014/01/how-regular-exercise-helps-you-balance-work-and-family/.
*Information from writer Russell Clayton on the HBR blog