Get Sweaty to Get Rich
If your bank account is barren, you may want to make a date with the gym. A new Cleveland State University study found that employees who exercise regularly earn nearly 10 percent more than their inactive peers. Why the bump in their bottom line? Previous studies link regular physical activity to better brain power, psychological well-being, and energy levels, all of which can translate to increased productivity and higher earnings, say researchers. If you're currently sedentary, starting to exercise a few times per month will increase your weekly salary an average of 2.2 percent, but to see the biggest financial boost, you'll need to complete at least three sweat sessions a week.
For more information about how staying fit can keep you out of the red, check out The Price of Being Overweight.
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