Our bodies require brief recovery periods throughout the day in addition to about eight hours of sleep to replenish our energy. The understanding of the relationship between stress and recovery is changing the way corporate America considers employee performance. Short intervals of recovery, two to five minutes between ninety minutes of stress cycles are recommended.
Most of us are programmed by our culture and our employers to take breaks only when absolutely necessary instead of when it is optimal. Such program results in a productivity decrease throughout the day.
Human dimensions, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, are interrelated, we need regular energy recharge to attain peak performance and daily balance, which lead to life’s fulfillment and contentment. We sustain our physiological and emotional momentum respecting our stress and recovery cycles, which leads to peak performance and productivity.