Studies have shown that taking regular breaks during the work day can improve productivity and mental acuity, reduce fatigue, relieve joint or muscle pain, and increase overall alertness.
Chronic stress from over working can put a strain on your body and put you at risk for poor health. Taking a break can give your body the chance to turn off the stress so that you can recuperate and repair.
Research has shown that people on a break feel healthier, have less physical complaints and could have a reduction in cholesterol levels on their return.
Some other benefits of taking a break or vacation are:
- Vitamin D – The Sun is rich in Vitamin D which is essential for maintaining healthy bones and keeping the immune systems and nervous system functioning normally.
- Relaxing – Taking time to relax on a break from working has powerful benefits for adults. It can be as important as sleep.
Break time shrinks stress – Time away from work helps shrink stress and anxiety while boosting mental and physical health.
Keep in mind that regularly scheduled breaks should be approved by your supervisor.
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