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Running is an exercise well-suited for the lazy. Unlike group classes or club sports teams, which require commitment and planning ahead to reserve (and often pay for) your spot, all you need in order to go for a jog is a body, a pair of running shoes, and a path ahead.

And yet, despite the low barrier-to-entry that is opening my front door and bounding off, I sometimes still need an incentive to get moving.

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We're all guilty of it: the boss calls a team meeting during a busy time of the day. While you're waiting for things to get started, you surreptitiously check your email. Then you start replying. Before you know it, the meeting is in full swing and you're only half-listening as you continue to "multitask" on your phone or laptop. According to business website Entrepreneur, this is a terrible habit that we all need to break.

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Surely the key to getting more done is to do multiple tasks at once? This seemingly straightforward observation is not accurate for everyone. While computers might prosper by powering through parallel workloads, humans don't operate the same way.