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Five Creative Ways To Power Through The Afternoon Slump

Posted by @DanHinmon, Jul 22, 2016

If your mind starts to wander and you could really use a nap or a candy bar around 2 p.m., you’re not alone. The afternoon slump is real, and it’s your body’s response to a drop in your blood-sugar levels as well as its natural circadian rhythm. In fact, one of our strongest biological urges to sleep comes between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., according to the National Sleep Foundation.

Taking the afternoon off isn’t usually an option, but some companies have found some fun and effective hacks for tackling the afternoon slump.

Dance parties. Exercise. A quick walk in the fresh air. Does your hospital encourage any of these?

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