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Office Break Exercises to Refresh Your Mind

Sitting in an office chair for long periods of time can take a toll on your body and mind. Taking regular breaks to stretch and move can help you stay focused and productive throughout the workday, and have a positive effect on your mood. Here are a few simple exercises you can do during your office breaks to refresh your mind and energize your body:

1. Neck stretches

Neck stretches are a quick and easy way to relieve tension and improve circulation. Simply tilt your head to the left, right, and center, holding each position for a few seconds. You can also try tilting your head back and forward, and gently rotating it in a circular motion. Remember to keep your shoulders relaxed and take deep breaths as you stretch.

2. Arm and shoulder stretches

Sitting in the same position for hours can lead to stiffness in your arms and shoulders. Try stretching your arms overhead and behind your back to loosen up. You can also try gently rotating your shoulders in a circular motion. These stretches can help improve circulation and reduce tension in your upper body.

3. Leg stretches

Sitting for long periods can also lead to stiffness in your legs. Stand up and stretch your legs by doing calf stretches, lunges, or squats. These stretches can help improve circulation and energize your lower body.


In conclusion, taking regular breaks to stretch and move during the workday can help refresh your mind and energize your body. These simple office break exercises can help relieve tension, improve circulation, and increase productivity. These exercises also help to prevent The Effects of Chronic Stress on the Body and the Brain. So next time you're stuck at your desk, try taking a quick break to stretch and move your body. Your mind and body will thank you.

Remember, doing other activities also help improve productivity and focus at work. Find out about them in our article Take a Break: 5 Ways Hobbies Can Improve Your Productivity and Creativity.


About the Author

Kent Yoshimura is co-founder & CEO of Neuro, a gum and mint company that enhances your health and wellness in the most convenient, affordable, and portable way possible.

His fascination with the human brain and optimizing performance led him to get a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience at the University of California, San Diego, and after college, continued his career as a multimedia creative, filmmaker and athlete, having trained in Judo with the Japanese Olympic Judo Team and in Muay Thai at Sityodtong in Thailand.

Find him on Instagram here: @kentaro
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