Interested in hacking your productivity during the workday and getting some exercise in at the same time? Walking lunches are the best way to do so. Aside from a much-needed break away from your desk, taking a walking lunch can help enhance your creativity and increase concentration for the rest of the day.
Studies have shown that walking outdoors helps spark creative thinking and new ideas. Another study found that those who took a walking lunch showed higher levels of concentration and lower strain in the afternoon. A perfect way to beat that mid-day slump.
If you’re looking to implement a walking lunch into your workday, here are a few tips to get you started:
1. Put on a good pair of shoes.
Chances are you’re working from home in your slippers or maybe you’re in the office with a pair of business shoes, which definitely aren’t equipped for a long walk. Make sure to change into a comfortable pair of workout shoes so you’re supported through your lunchtime stroll.
2. Invite a coworker.
Ask your roommate or a friend in the office to join you on your walk. Having a buddy can make it more enjoyable and you’ll always have someone to hold you accountable.
3. Switch up your walking route.
Instead of taking the same route each day, try switching it up if you can. A change of scenery can help you think more clearly, be more productive and might even spark some new ideas.
Whether you’re working from home or still in the office, a walking lunch can be just the thing you need to reset and recharge during the workday. To find out more benefits of walking lunches as well as tips for crafting the perfect walking lunch routine, check out the infographic guide below.