Taking a break from work – it’s healthy


Whenever we hear ‘work is worship’ we can’t help but think work is the most important aspect of our lives. However, it asks us to be good workers rather than be workaholics. Irrespective of your job profile, it takes a heavy toll on your body if you choose to ignore the signs of strain and fatigue and keep pushing yourself.


Brain fag, irritability, lack of focus and a general indifference or aversion to work are some of the early signs that your body can’t cope up with the stress and is looking for a way out. This is where taking breaks is so useful.

stretching at work

Taking brief moments of rest at work and stretching yourself or going for a walk helps relax the body as well as the mind. Short intermittent breaks of 5-7 minutes can significantly increase your performance.


The weekly off day is a good time to spend with your family or friends or indulge in activities that help you relax yourself. A day lazing around also does wonders after a long week at the office.


While relaxing every once in a while helps you break the rut, nothing is a better therapy than planning a vacation and spending a few days away from your mundane life.


In today’s scenario, most of us have huge workload and immense pressure leading to an increased incidence of lifestyle disorders like depression, hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and uric acid levels…most of which doctors claim to be silent killers.


No matter what your boss says, and how much work you may have, there is nothing more important than your health. Good health not only ensures greater productivity at work, but a better quality of life in general.


Author: Dr. Abhishek Chaudhuri

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