Why We Need Recess At Work

More exercise = higher GPAs

More activities = better grades especially in math, English, and reading

Exercise = greater productivity and less sick days

Physical activity = increased blood flow to the brain fueling memory, attention, and creativity

Physical activity = hormones that improve mood and suppress stress

Any more information needed?

I was reading an article about research into why recess is important for kids in school.  I couldn’t agree more, but it got me wondering about the need for running clubs and other fitness breaks within the corporate work day.  I’m pretty sure  working through lunch and eating at your desk doesn’t help.  On the flipside, I’m not sure if fuzzball tables and other “dotcom” activities meet the activity level.

Food for thought…and of course this doesn’t account for potential hard dollar savings associated with better health and lower healthcare costs.

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