We’re working longer hours than ever, but ironically, we’ve somehow become even less productive. Getting the most out of your workday can sometimes feel like a Herculean task, but there’s sneaky ways to get more done every single day – without staying any later at work. The secret? While you might have been thinking espresso in IV form, hitting the community pool before work for a few laps is not only beneficial to your health but can seriously boost your productivity at work. Whether you’re starting a new job or looking for ways to shine in your current role, find out exactly why shimmying into your favourite The Upside bathing suit every morning might just get you that promotion you’ve been eyeing.

  1. Energy Boost

It’s no secret that working out gives you more energy, so why not give yourself the boost of energy when you need it the most? Mornings are the perfect time to work out because it gives you a fantastic jump start to the day that coffee simply can’t match. Plus, there’s no better wakeup call than plunging into a refreshing pool of water. If you’re not yet a morning person, a pre-work swim might just convert you into one.

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  1. Better Food Choices

When we start the day off with a healthy choice like exercise, we tend to make better choices throughout the rest of the day too. What does that have to do with productivity? If you’ve worked out already, you’re probably going to opt for the healthier lunch and snack options, rather than fast food or heavy items that will sit heavy in your stomach the rest of the afternoon and send you straight into a food coma. You’ll have a heck of a lot easier time concentrating on work and meetings if you’ve had a lighter fare, and that all starts with the first healthy choice of a morning swim.

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  1.  De-Stress

Let’s face it, waking up and heading right into a busy day is stressful. Giving yourself 30 minutes to an hour to yourself in the mornings is invaluable; you have time to de-stress while mentally preparing yourself for the day ahead – or simply zoning out and completing laps in a relaxed, almost meditative state. That morning swim can clear your head for the day, giving you focus and concentration to destroy your to-do list. Plus, you’ve already checked off your workout, so you don’t have to be mentally planning how you’re going to get home in time to fit in the gym. Win-win.