“For those of us who live in a sunny and hot desert, a cloudy day is sometimes all we need to clear our minds...” ― Rodolfo Peon
An exercise break is a brief moment you take during your workday to get up and move, stretch and reactivate your muscles.
Our modern, techno-sedentary lifestyles have us sitting in front of a computer for hours on end. This means we're more sedentary than ever, and so taking frequent exercise breaks is more essential than ever.
The average American "works" for 8.8 hours every day. For many of us, desk jockeys, that is a big portion of our time stuck nailed down to a worn-out, squeaking chair. For some, movement is just something they stumble upon while slacking off on social media or reading news websites.
The same average Joe, and his brother, also sleep for 6.8 hours each night. This means they don’t move unless they're tossing and turning or dreaming of moving…
Considering the fact that most of us work right after we wake up, we mostly stay stationary for about 16 hours on end - mind the small movement hick-ups here and there.
Physical activity breaks in this equation are an antidote to a prolonged absence of movement. They are a shock to our mental-dominant, body-neglecting systems. These micro-breaks carry a solid potential to lift the heavy, nervous buildup clogging up our minds and bodies.
Exercise breaks represent short physical activities that interrupt and separate prolonged work periods into more productive chunks. They are as beneficial for productivity and well-being as they are rewarding for your brain and body.
When work and stress kick you in the backside, exercise breaks axe it back full force. When your white and gray afternoons turn monotonous, exercise breaks, pour out the bucket-full of colors to make it lighter and happier.
Try an exercise break and see how you feel
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