How A 5-Minute Movement Break Can Improve Your Focus

When you’re feeling overwhelmed at work or experiencing an afternoon slump, chances are your mind and body could benefit from a short break.


Ben Greenfield, a biohacker, human performance consultant, and New York Times bestselling author talks about the importance of taking “movement snack breaks” during your workday. According to Ben, movement is one of the most important aspects of aging well, staying fit, and reaching optimal levels of physical and mental performance. In its simplest terms, more movement equates to a better life, and more movement is within everyone’s reach. That’s the good news.


The bad news is that with our sedentary lifestyle and pandemic lockdowns, we’re moving less and less. Sedentary behavior is linked to a host of health concerns including weight gain, decreased brain health, and increased rates of stress, anxiety, and depression.


But we can reverse these effects by incorporating simple “movement snack breaks” throughout our day. We snack on food all day long, so why not have a series of  5-minute movement snacks as well? Read the full post as published on YogaToday.

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