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Improve productivity with this simple technique

Skip the afternoon snack and try this super simple technique to boost your physical and mental energy to improve productivity.


Skip the afternoon snack and try this super simple technique to improve productivity and boost your physical and mental energy too.

This little trick alone can help improve productivity and boost your energy in the afternoon.

Go for a 5-10 minute walk

Take a 5-10 minute walk break at work (or home) for 7 days straight. It probably sounds too good to be true but it works and is backed by science.

Yup, that’s it. don’t believe us?

Hear what the experts have to say:

It’s no secret taking walking breaks is good for your mind. It can help you concentrate, increase your creativity, and boost your mood. But, did you know that even short little walks like this can be really good for your physical health, too?

The Muse, Get Up From Your Desk: 5-Minute Walks Are Just as Good for You as Long Ones by Abby Wolfe

Stuck at your work desk? Standing up and walking around for five minutes every hour during the workday could lift your mood, combat lethargy without reducing focus and attention, and even dull hunger pangs, according to an instructive new study.

New York Times, Dec. 28 2016 by Gretchen Reynolds

When our brains have been running 1,000 mph for too long, they get to a point of decision and creative paralysis which can make it much harder to complete basic tasks, process information, make smart decisions. You can battle this by going for a 5-10 minute walk (or longer if you are feeling up to it). It’s astonishing how clear your mind becomes during and after these walks. A lot of people say they often feel an ah-ha moment on each walk as well for something that has been troubling them or on their mind.

So give it a shot and don’t be surprised when you come back to work energized and with a sharper mind.

Sources:
The Muse, Get Up From Your Desk
New York Times

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