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Brain Breaks

Virtual stress relief activities to allow the mind and body to relax and refresh

Questions & Answers about Breaks

A popular 2018 article, Why You Need to Take More Breaks (And How To Do It),  covers the following questions

Part 1 will answer all your questions about the benefits of taking breaks. So, if you’re still doubting that breaks are good for your productivity, start there.

Part 2 is all about HOW to take effective breaks. How many? How long? What to do DURING your break. And more.

Part 3 is where you’ll find practical advice about how to make regular breaks part of your daily routine.

Warning: Negative effects of sitting for an extended time period

Lee, E., & Kim, Y. (2019). Effect of university students’ sedentary behavior on stress, anxiety, and depression. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 55(2), 164–169. https://doi-org.brockport.idm.oclc.org/10.1111/ppc.12296

"As sitting hours increased, university students’ stress, anxiety, and depression significantly increased despite controlling for sex, economic level,body mass index, underlying disease, and health self-management.

Practical Implications: Intervention programs that reduce sedentary behavior and improve physical activity and mental health for university students are necessary."