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.


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.