#HolidayAnakMene 2: Physical Exercise


Management student surely understands the concept of Future Value, the value of an object in the future time. Whether an object will be more valuable, the same as, or even less valuable than today.

It also applies for health. We all agree that health is one of the biggest asset for each individual. So, as management students, we should consider on how our health condition will be in the future.

Why physical exercise?
Come on, it’s holiday, dude.
We better get more sleep!

Yes, having proper rest is absolutely important. But, exercising will help us relax and have a better rest.

Harvard Medical School (2011) noted on its website that as we do exercise, our body will release endorphins, hence we will be happier and our stress will be decreased. In terms of behavioral approach, as we do exercise we will have a better shape. It will also improve our self-confidence and decrease anxiety.

So, physical exercise benefits both mentally and physically. And please underline that the exercise itself can be aerobic, endurance, autoregulation, or even just breathing exercise.

Now, why should it be done on holiday? Simply it’s because some of us have spent most of our time on our own businesses. We aren’t able to allocate time to do it. Even if we did, we wouldn’t be able to do it consistently.

So holiday is the best moment to do relaxation while at the same time shaping your body.

The second benefit of doing exercise constantly is that you may shape it into part of your habit. Although Lally and his friends (2010) mentioned that there are differences for each individual in making an activity into habit, it is worth it to try and start from now.

So, physical exercise is a fun way to have a better mood, make our body healthier, and a great way to manage our biggest asset: health. Start from today and it might become a part of your habits in near future.

Have a good day! Run for your first day in 2017 for a better #HolidayAnakMene! 😀

Harvard Medical School. (2011, February). Exercising to Relax. January 1, 2017. http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/exercising-to-relax
Lally, P., van Jaarsveld, C. H. M., Potts, H. W. W., & Wardle, J. (2010). How are habits formed: Modelling habit formation in the real world. European Journal of Social Psychology, 40, 998-1009

Additional article: http://jurnal.selasar.com/budaya/habit-formation-myth-misteri-kebiasaan-ramadan-yang-hilang


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