5 Ways a Little Fresh Air Could Boost Your Work Day
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What do you do during your lunch break? If you usually spend your free hour chatting with co-workers, checking your notifications on social media or playing games at your desk, it could be having negative effects on your productivity. Here’s why having a little fresh air can help you make your day more productive.
You’ll feel energised and ready to take on the day.
You’ll find that after getting a little fresh air, you’re more alert and have a noticeably higher energy level. That’s no coincidence! Your brain uses up over twenty percent of your body’s oxygen level, so it’s clear to see how it could feel a little run down when it’s not getting the air it needs.
By ensuring your inner oxygen ‘tank’ is full, you’ll improve your concentration, think clearer in stressful situations and feel more optimistic about difficult tasks.
A healthy rest period will clear your mind.
When you’re stuck in the office, you may find the stress of the day builds up until your mind is overwhelmed with information and anxiety. After reaching this point, productivity is almost impossible – so try to stop these negative feelings in their tracks.
By stepping away from your desk, you’ll be able to rethink situations and come up with new problem solving techniques to get through them.
Fresh air can help improve digestion and fitness.
While you may not associate a healthy digestive system with the time you spend at work, a sedentary lifestyle (including sitting at your desk) can lead to unnecessary, unwanted weight gain.
By getting a little fresh air, you’ll be encouraging your body to digest food in a more effective way. Combine that with healthy snacks and you’ll be all set.
Plus, as you walk around outside, you’ll be giving your body a workout. While it may not be much, it’s better than no exercise at all!
You’ll be happier in the long run.
The amount of serotonin in our bodies (the chemical that gives us feelings of happiness) is directly related to the amount of oxygen we inhale.
To keep up a feeling of happiness, relaxation and wellbeing, make sure your body is producing all the serotonin it can by giving it plenty of fresh air.
You’ll be boosting your immune system.
When you spend time in a communal office surrounded by employees or co-workers, you’re putting yourself at a higher risk of catching infectious illnesses such as the common cold.
By getting some fresh air and giving your body plenty of oxygen, you’ll be boosting your white blood cells’ ability to kill off harmful bacteria and fight against germs.
Getting fresh air doesn’t have to be difficult. Step outside during your lunch hour and take the opportunity to look at the world around you. Head to a park, grab an al fresco lunch or even meet up with a friend working nearby. As long as you’re outside, you’re on the right track.