I have come across a few articles recently that have pointed to studies showing a recurring correlation. That is that the more you exercise, the more money you make at work. Some of the findings suggest that it may be for obvious reasons such as; if you exercise regularly and live a healthy lifestyle you will have fewer absences and be more focused and efficient at work. Fewer absences and better performance can lead to advancement. These are just a few findings.
Health care costs aren’t the only way physical activity is a benefit. People who work out regularly, as in at least three times per week, are more productive at work than those who don’t, according to research published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Those who get sufficient exercise also miss fewer workdays, according to the same study. Those absences can translate to lost income and lost opportunities for advancement.
Another study published in the Journal of Labor Research found that men who work out regularly can expect to make 6% more than their sedentary counterparts, on average. For women, the pay boost is higher: Fitness-savvy females make 10% more, on average. Source