EL­E­VATE WORK PROSPECTS BY TAK­ING THE STAIRS

F i r i n g u p at y o u r w o rk p l a c e n e e d n’ t m e a n d r a i n i n g c o f f e e s f r o m 9 - 5

Men's Health (Australia) - - Useful Stuff -

M en ta l e ne r gy c a n b e ha r d to a c qu ir e in t he d a rk e r m on t hs , u n le s s it co m e s s er v ed i n a pa p e rc u p w it h a d o u b le sh o t an d a d u st in g o f c h o co l at e B u ti f y o u ’re w o r rie d a b ou t th e im pa c t yo u r m oc h a h ab it i s ha v in g o n yo u r ph y si qu e – n o t to m e n tio n y o ur a b il ity t o fu n ct io n w it ho u t a ne a r- c on s ta n t in­tra­venous flow of caf­feine – there’s a cheaper and equally ef­fec­tive al­ter­na­tive to help you on y o u r w a y u p th e c o rp o ra te l ad d e r – s im p l ys t op t a ki ng t h e lif ta ll th e t im e .

A r e ce n t st ud y o f sl ee p -d e p ri ve d w o rk e rs , pub­lished in the jour­nal f o un d t ha t 1 0 m in ut e s of w a lk in g u p an d d o w n st a irs a t a n ea s y pa c e h ad a m or e b en e fi ci al e ff ec t o n en e rg y le v el s th a n a 50 m g s h o t o f c aff e in e – th a t’s m or e th a n yo u ’d fi n d in a c u p of t ea a n d a lm o st a s m u ch a s a n e sp r es s o. T he p a rt ic ip a n ts a lso ex p e rie n c ed a s m a ll b ut n o ta b le b oo s t in “m o t iv at io n fo r w o rk ” fo llo w in g t he ir j au n t u p t o th e fifth floor and back – which makes re­fus­ing to de­part from your desk on busy days a false e co n o m y. N e xt t im e y ou ’r e in n e e d of a m e n ta l p ic k- m e -u p a he a d o f a n a ft e rn o on m e e ti ng , le a ve a lit tl e ea r lie r an d t ak e t he l on g w a y u p. J us t gi ve your­self some time to catch your breath be­fore yo u w a lk i nt o th e b o ar d ro o m , w o n ’t yo u ?

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