Jumping Jacks Increase Productivity At The Office

Perhaps the best way to improve your effectiveness at work, according to entrepreneur Jonathan Fields, is to get your heart pumping.

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Sure exercise can help you beat carpal tunnel syndrome, but you've got another reason to tell your boss that exercise is beneficial for fitting more into your workday: exercising your body also exercises your brain.

It sounds counter-intuitive. You have to spend time exercising. But, research has shown that exercise boosts cognitive function, creativity, problem solving and productivity. In fact a NASA study showed employees who exercised daily worked at 100% efficiency after 7 hours, while those who didn't saw a 50% drop, meaning it took them twice as long to accomplish the same thing. So, exercise, in effect, creates time.

Fields's advice comes from a big old post titled 80 Ways to Steal Valuable Minutes for Your Work Day, and while most of the tips may seem a bit obvious, we liked the reminder that by stealing a little time from your workday for exercise, you may just be able to squeeze in more productive work. That means no more excuses that you just don't have the time to workout. (You've even got plenty of exercises you can do at your desk.)

80 Ways to Steal Valuable Minutes for Your Work Day [OPEN Forum via Unclutterer]


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    I'm sorry but if you have time to micro manage your time to leave the last task of the day half done to "hit the ground running" the next day, or spend fifteen arbitrary minutes doing your "passion" then you are either a public servant or unemployed. I get paid well and for that money I work hard as and when needed. I don't need to "squeeze time out of my day", I just need to do my damn job. And that's what I do - well and I do it all with a dozen apps open AND I watch a little TV at the end of the day.

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