New Study Links Exercise to Higher Pay

Posted June 14, 2012 by Marcy Twete in Life After Five

The summer heat is officially upon us, and once again, we’ve developed another excuses not to exercise. “It’s tooooo hooooooooottttt.” Right? But as it turns out, working out might just heat up another part of your life…..your wallet!

We’ve told you here on Career Girl Network how exercise can change your life. In fact, it can:

But there’s one more reason to get that workout in today. It won’t just make you financially smarter, it will actually increase your paycheck! Forbes contributor Victor Lipman recently published “New Study Links Exercise To Higher Pay” and cited a research study that found the following:

The study, published in the June issue of the Journal of Labor Research, shows that employees who exercise regularly earn approximately 9 percent more than those who do not.

So beat the heat! Get outside and exercise. It may just make you more money!


About the Author

Marcy Twete

Marcy Twete is a career fundraiser turned corporate responsibility executive, a career and networking expert and the author of the book "You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works."