Improved concentration and health
To boost your health, productivity and brain clarity even more, take a walk at lunch. Bristol University found that when workers exercised during their lunch break, they returned to the job with a 41 percent increase in their motivation, and a 21 percent uptick in their concentration. “There’s no question that cognition, and concentration are improved by minimal levels of physical activity,” says Dr. Pipe. “Walking at a pace where you can have a conversation with someone for 10 or 15 minutes every day can substantially improve your overall level of health.”
In the past year, the media has been a buzz over sitting-related illnesses. Studies from the University of Leicester found that the more you sit, the higher your risk will be for diabetes and heart disease. Sitting impedes circulation, and your metabolism. If you get up and walk, you’ll burn calories and lower your risk of these diseases.