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The importance of taking a break

High quality work cannot be sustained without breaks. Neuroscience reveals why breaks are vital and how to make them most effective.

There is only so long that we can undertake demanding physical activity before our performance begins to falter and we know to take a break.

This is just as true of mental activity, yet we seldom stop to give the brain its opportunity to take a rest. A recent study found that a large proportion of employees take no breaks whatsoever, other than lunch, during their working day whether at home or the office.

This webinar looks at how and why high-quality work performance can’t be sustained without periodic rests from task. It draws on the latest research from neuroscience to show that breaks are vital, and it identifies the frequency of breaks that have been shown to enable strong performance. It also looks at the different kinds of breaks you can take and how they can be scheduled into the working day.

Webinar overview:

  • What the science tells about taking breaks
  • Our natural body rhythms
  • The benefits of taking breaks
  • The consequences of working without breaks
  • Putting it into practice
  • What kind of breaks work best?

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