Learn to take active breaks Learn to take active breaks

Learn to take active breaks

Prevention 30 November, 2017 Maria Clara Restrepo E.

According to the Chilean National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, taking a 10-minute break after every three hours of work leads to health benefits.  

Feeling comfortable and healthy is essential for efficient job performance. In addition, having active break times during the workday helps to reduce work-related fatigue, musculoskeletal disorders and helps prevents stress.

Healthy exercises for active breaks

Rest the eyes: Do lateral eye exercises, looking to the right, to the center and then to the left.

Relax the neck: Cross your hands behind your head, bend your head back and then lower your chin until it touches the neck.

Rest the shoulders: Interlace your fingers behind your back and lift them up while keeping your back straight.

For your hands: Close your hands tightly and then open them.

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