How hitting the gym can boost your salary

A recent study finds women who hit the gym regularly earn more money than those who don’t.

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Cash in with your next cardio session? That’s right! New research reveals hitting the gym can boost your salary. “Women who exercise at least three times a week can earn about 10 percent more than those who don’t,” says the study’s lead author, Vasilios D. Kosteas. That’s around an extra $80 a week, based on a $40,000 annual salary! How does a higher heart rate lead to a higher pay rate? Kosteas says exercise increases energy, fine-tunes brain function and boosts confidence and mood, leading to improved workplace performance.

Try it today: Put more money in the bank by starting each day with an energizing early-morning workout, and keep that good feeling going with a power walk at lunch.