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Energy Boosts at Work

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  • Good tips, except for the nap. I'd love to, but I haven't met any employer yet that is ok with their employees napping, and my own boss certainly would look down upon that too. Sleeping at work looks like slacking.
  • Opps! such should not be there. I must be getting tired. I had a hard day at work.
  • I stand for 8 hours at my job. these tips such come in handy. Thanks for keeping me motivated.
  • Like a breath of deep crisp mountain air...this article will surely help me. I drive all day from patient to patient wtih home health nursing. So I sit alot but do have some periods of walking (short distances).
  • I can see how each on of these ideas could help; however, if one should do any of htem too often, they are likely to not have a job to complain about.
    Great Article! I sit a a desk up to 8 hours a day and although I try and walk as much as I can it still has an effect on my neck and shoulders. This definintely helped give me some ideas!
  • now I am convinced by the nap! As most workaholics (and dog owners) I don't get enough sleep as I'm out of bed at 5.30 most days and never in early enough to make it 7 or 8 hours (even on Sundays). I discovered power naps when I was writing up a thesis a few years ago and it's been my secret weapon. Even in the library (never mind what the people say! I know what I' doing!) - and I'm just only discovering that stepping up on the elliptical (as most of my work is done from home) will do wonders when I feel drained and sleepy!
    Mike - Thanks SO much for this article. Your articles are the best, and the ones that I always save to read again later! I work at home in front of a computer all day, so this was just what I needed to jumpstart the slump I've been in!
  • I work in health care as well and walk at least 10 miles a day. I find it hard to lose weight and many of the suggestions listed are already built into my day. What now?
  • Anyone who works at a desk job can relate to this article. I swear by that 20 minute power nap - I don't use it often, but when I do, it works like a charm! Thanks for the tips :)
  • I have to agree with some of these other comments left. I would like to see some articles pertaining to on-the-go jobs--jobs that are in the healthcare fields for example. I am a veterinary assistant and am on my feet 90% of my day, my husband is a chef so he's on his feet all day, so is my brother and my sis-in-law works respiratory in a hospital. We have had various talks about other things we could try at work yet it would be great to hear some from a professional too.
  • I would love to see some articles for those of us that have very physical jobs instead of just the desk jobs.
  • Thanks Mike! Your articles are all very good and full of great ideas.
  • Excellent ideas. I will share them with my students! (Especially the posture information.)
  • Great ideas.
    I try to take a walk around the perimeter of the campus on each of my 15 minute breaks. It's just a few minutes, but it adds up!

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