GET MOVING!

2013-06-05

A walk at work improves creativity.

Most experts agree: office workers should take regular breaks and move about. Traditionally physical health has been at the heart of this belief. But we now know of another reason to get up and get moving around the office. Many people believe their best ideas come to them when they are out walking - something which has been confirmed by a new German study by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. The researchers have found that the working memory, i.e. the part responsible for problem solving amongst other tasks, functions better when you are moving. Soon there will be no excuse to be chained to your desk for 8 hours a day.