Turn your desk into an individual wellness station with SmileSnack
Taking regular breaks for brief activities during the day helps improve your focus and productivity. We suggest:
Eye breaks: 20-20-20
Set a timer for every 20 minutes. Stand up and focus on something across the room for 20 seconds. Sit down and close eyes for 20 seconds.
Quick Desk Stretches: Once an hour do these 3 quick stretches
- Neck roll. Drop chin to chest and breathe; slowly roll to left, right, back to center, then all the way around.
- Open chest. Sit at edge of chair, hold sides, gently stretch forward, lifting up and opening chest; breathe.
- Leg wake-up. While sitting in a chair, stretch legs straight out and rotate ankles and feet.
(NOTE: If any stretches hurt, stop immediately.)
Afternoon energy crash? Move for 5 minutes
Walk; use the stairs; do squats or deep knee bends; touch your toes and reach for the sky.
Take a tech break
While eating a meal or snack, don’t surf the web, email, or return calls.