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Work breaks for physical and mental health

While at work, or at your desk at home, find a way to move your body every hour for at least 5 minutes. Go for a quick walk, do some quick jumps in place, or some light stretching of your arms, legs, back, and shoulders. You might consider walking to a colleague's office in lieu of calling them. Taking a break can help with logical thinking and executive functioning. Breaks can help you keep your goals in the spotlight. “Movement breaks” are essential for your physical and emotional health. Breaks can prevent “decision fatigue.” Breaks restore motivation, especially for long-term goals. Breaks increase productivity and creativity. So get moving today!

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