It’s 01:30 PM. You're sinking into your chair. You’re in the midst of and after-lunch grey cloud of fatigue.

You’re struggling. Your head topples over every other minute. The only electric thing in the room seems to be your laptop. If only your brain worked with an AC charger.

You don’t know what’s causing this afternoon slump. So, you turn to your reliable source of truth, Google.

Google hands you the list of common causes:

  • It’s normal to be sleepy in the afternoon due to circadian rhythm
  • Refined carbs such as sugars, bread, and cereals cause crashes
  • Interrupted sleep patterns will only make the midday drag, drag even further.
  • Hydration and stress. Have more of the first, and less of the second.

OK, googling made you rethink Dr. Oz's lessons you almost listened to. But is there anything more you can do for zest right now while sitting at a computer?

A notification cuts through your drowsy contemplation.

It’s Wakeout! It’s reminding you to take an exercise break. How about that for a life jacket?

You know exercise at your desk can help you fight off sleepiness. You’ve done it before! What you might not have known is how an increase in blood flow improves your well-being.

Exercise breaks can push the bloodstream to send more nutrients to your brain. It also causes your body to release the right molecules necessary for sharp focus and good bodily functions.

And if you think that a quick exercise by your desk won’t be enough, think again! In 2015, a randomized controlled trial studying effects of classroom exercise breaks found that these no-sweat breaks improved math performance in students.

OK, we guess you’re not solving algebra for work. However, feel free to equate math to any challenging work assignment - you will perform better no matter what you’re doing.

So get ready for some odd exercises multiplied by fun raised to the power of joy. Let’s shake off the slump with a little cushion-tossing, chicken-dancing, and grin-inducing exercise breaks.

1-minute desk exercise break to defeat the afternoon slump:

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