Saturday, June 9, 2012

Exercise More, Earn More

How would you like a 9% raise?

New research tells us that, all other things being equal, an individual who exercises regularly will earn 9% more than a person who does not.

Perhaps people who exercise regularly are more disciplined in general. People who have good habits in the gym are far more likely to have good habits on the job.

Perhaps people who exercise regularly have more energy and are thus better able to focus on the task at hand.

Perhaps people who exercise regularly have a better attitude and are generally in a better mood.

Most interesting to me is that the free labor market can tell the difference between the energetic and the slothful. It consistently rewards good habits.


Jennifer said...

I was just about to post a whinging status on FB about not being too motivated today-no need now, that has just given me the motivation to pack my bag for the gym!! Mojo...c'mon back!!!

PacRim Jim said...

Unfortunately, people who exercise regularly have 9% less time to enjoy life.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

But then, if they gain 10% more life, it might work out... and besides, if exercise gives them better health they will probably spend that much less time with doctors and that will certainly improve their quality of life.

Anonymous said...

PacRim Jim,
People who exercise regularly may be enjoying life as they do it...they may be on a bicycle or running around the lake on a trail, like the one in my backyard, or they may be rowing a skull, or some other invigorating activity.

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