Work is invaluable. We all need to work to get ahead, right? If that’s the case, then why is some work perceived as more or less valuable than another? We have all heard the discussions about manual labor, and the negative perceptions and questions it presents. For instance, people might say it’s bad for your health, or it pays very little, or it causes too much stress. There are several benefits to manual labor though. We’ve compiled a list of 10 benefits just for you.
Trains You for Life: Exerting yourself in physical work, whether by swinging a hammer or mowing a lawn, can promote good health. The benefits can go beyond keeping fit and trim. Carpentry for instance relates to using your manual skills. Also, cooking and cleaning can help you to live successful on your own one day. You too can learn a variety of useful skills by working with your hands.
Builds Character: Hard work can also affect how you feel about yourself. Writing for the U.S. National Mental Health and Education Center, Dr. Fred Provenzano says that learning physical tasks can add to your “sense of self-reliance and general confidence” and “can also foster self-discipline and order, which are foundations for successful employment.
Aids Sleep: Many people have a hard time sleeping because they are not actually physically tired. Most people who work outside in the sun all day fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow. Surprisingly, farmers get the most sleep of any profession in the United States; they are physically active for more than four to six hours a day. To get better sleep, start doing some work outside each day.
Job satisfaction: When you physically work for your money, you tend to have a different level of appreciation for it and this sense of appreciation flows into other parts of your life, you start showing more empathy towards others and tend to have more respect in general. This contributes to a positive outlook which is essential to a healthy life style.
Reduces Obesity: Have you ever added up how many hours a week you are sitting versus how many you are in motion? Most people spend about 40 hours a week behind a desk and very few engaged in physical labor. Moving is a good thing; it benefits the body. Functional movement such as lifting, bending and pushing are all exceptional ways to build muscle, improve flexibility and keep the extra unwanted pounds at bay.
Improves Learning: With fewer and fewer hands-on learning opportunities for kids and more emphasis put on grades, it is less likely that kids will be engaged in hands-on work. This type of learning environment has been replaced with textbooks and computers. Each person has a unique way in which they learn. Having physical interactive learning practices will benefit many young artists.
Reduces the Risk of Diabetes: Manual labor positions demand considerable physical exertion, which can be a benefit compared to the standard office job. You’ll spend a lot of time on your feet, and often lifting, pushing, or pulling things, which builds muscle and keeps you fit. The advantages of this kind of activity are multifaceted. They included reduced risk for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many other health conditions that more sedentary workers face.
Burns calories: Standing alone burns 50 calories per hour but physically working for 8-10 hours burns up to 50% more calories and helps promote a healthier lifestyle compared to someone sitting at a desk all day.
Improves Coordination: Many manual labor jobs require hand-coordination and after practicing it for over 40 hours a week your bound to get good at it.
Gives Perspective: When you physically work for your money, you tend to have a different level of appreciation for it and this sense of appreciation flows into other parts of your life, you start showing more empathy towards others and tend to have more respect in general. This contributes to a positive outlook which is essential to a healthy life style.
These are ONLY 10 positive reasons why you should choose Results Staffing. When you’re a part of a manual labor team, you tend to have a different outlook on life. The level of appreciation, respect, and humbleness will allow you to bring a positive energy into your community. Come and see for yourself. We have a lot to offer our manual labor employees and we’d love for you to try it for yourself. Join our team today!
After being a valuable part of the Results Staffing sales team, Corina found her passion was in marketing. She joined our team in July 2017 and has already become a tremendous asset to our department. Her bubbly personality and unwavering determination have truly brought us to a new level in several different areas. She is anxious to promote Results Staffing and use her sales knowledge to help companies see how they’ve been missing out by not using staffing. Corina has already made a big splash and will continue to grow with us. Welcome to the team, Corina!