When working long hours, use your ten or fifteen minute break to go outside and walk! Not only are you getting a good break form work where you can't answer phones or questions, but being outside is energizing and motivating, making the rest of the day go faster!
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Raisins are nature's candy bar-- good for preventing the BONK
Biking high intensity, taking a raisin break, and then biking the second half is what keeps me going. I'll eat 1.5 ounces of raisins which are loaded with fructose. It's great for taking a break on the mountain bike trail, and not only motivates me to push on the return home ride but also fuels my energy.
"Lakehead University in Ontario found that "...fructose and glucose are of equal value in prolonging exercise time to exhaustion in endurance cycling. Ingesting fructose before and during exercise apparently provided a more constant supply of glucose to be available to the working muscles."
For many years I took cigarette breaks to relieve stress at the office. I have been smoke free for one year 1/23/15. This alone relieved the stress of always wanting nicotine. I traded the cigarette break for a puzzle break. I have a jig saw puzzle that I can work on for a few minutes when I need to relax and not think for a minute or so.
I like that I can visually see progress toward the goal of conquering the puzzle.
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