Benefits of Just 5 min Walking Break

Stuck sitting at your desk all day? Feeling tired and lethargic? Trouble focussing?

That is completely normal! In fact, research shows that people’s brains stop focusing during extensive spells of concentration, because they become desensitized to the task at hand.

A simple solution is to take a walk! It’s free!

Studies show that walking even 5 minutes can have the following benefits:

  • Boosts mood

  • Gets your creative juices flowing (especially if you are hitting a brick wall or just having a brain-fog)

  • Improved nervousness, relaxation and productivity (have a review with the big boss coming up??)

  • Gain perspective (try taking a walk before your big brainstorm session or meeting!)

  • Improved attention and focus

  • Burn more calories!

Next time you need a pick-me-up, avoid that 6th cup of coffee or that sugar hit and… take a power walk!

Susanna Tan