Take a break: it will do you good!

[notice]Hard work balanced by rest and a healthy lifestyle are all Biblical principles that we all agree with but don’t necessarily put into practice. Kayla Evans sent us the graphic below that gets the importance of taking a break across in a fun way. Perhaps some of the statistics apply more to an American than a South African environment, but the message is clear: take strategic breaks for the sake of your health — especially if you are glued to a computer like so many of us are today. What do you think?[/notice]

If you think working overtime, skipping your lunch hour and staying chained to your desk will make you more productive, you need to cut yourself some slack and take a break.

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Working non-stop without taking a break can increase your chances of weight gain, heart disease and worse. Staring at a computer screen for more than 2 hours per day can cause Computer Vision Syndrome, a real affliction, which causes blurry vision, headaches, dry eyes and can lead to long-term nearsightedness. However, getting up and away from your desk for just 5 minutes can alleviate eye strain and reduce fatigue in addition to making you feel better. The mere act of standing at your desk instead of sitting at it can help you burn up to 2500 calories per week. Not bad for just standing around.

Work hard and break hard; doing so will make you a healthier, happier and more productive employee.

Based on a work at http://www.learnstuff.com/take-a-break/.

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