So, I'm reading through the book "The Power of Habit" and came across another reference to exercise that I'd like to share with you. If you haven't read it, you should. At this point in the book, we are talking about keystone habits. Keystone habits are habits that, when executed, "spill over and make other good habits easier" according to James Prochaska, a University of Rhode Island researcher.
The story prior to the segment I'm about to share with you is about a CEO of a huge company that was trending in the wrong direction. Instead of talking numbers and speaking big language at his introduction event to investors, O'neill talked about safety. He spoke all about how his company would have a perfect safety record. The organization is an international powerhouse with many locations and employees. He did not focus on big words and people pleasing speak, instead he set his focus on a keystone habit that changed the entire trajectory of his company and the lives of the people he served.
You see like safety at Alcoa, exercise at any business will require a focus that spills over into all areas of a person's life, including their performance at work. Here is the quote I wanted to share with you today:
"Take, for instance, studies from the past decade examining the impacts of exercise on daily routines. When people start exercising, even as infrequently as once a week, they start changing other, unrelated patterns in their lives, often unknowingly. Typically, people who exercise start eating better and becoming more productive at work. They smoke less and show more patience with colleagues and family. They use their credit cards less frequently and say they feel less stressed. It's not completely clear why. But for many people exercise is a keystone habit that triggers widespread change. "Exercise spills over," said James Prochaska, a University of Rhode Island researcher. "There's something about it that makes other good habits easier."
10x Traction Wellness stands on four pillars of health and success. They are stress management, sleep habits, food choices and exercise. Exercise is a keystone habit. If you are interested in integrating exercise into your career or the career of your employees, contact Jon at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the conversation started today!
Jon Howard - Husband and Father of 3 | Ultra Endurance Athlete | Owner - 10x Traction Wellness