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Take a walk at lunchtimes

I try and head out every lunchtime for a dog walk – nothing sensational, just a couple of miles around the local fields or an occasional stroll in the nearby Salcey Forest.

Sometimes though, I convince myself I am too busy to spare the half hour or so needed for a walk. But this is false economy – I find a short time in the fresh air, surrounded by nature and away from work, reinvigorates me ready for the rest of the afternoon. Without it, my productivity and concentration slip.

Of course I am lucky to work surrounded by countryside, but there are enough parks, river /canal sides and trees in our towns and cities for this principle to apply to everyone.

So tomorrow, instead of eating lunch at your desk or the nearest starbucks, head out for an explore. Your body, mind and soul will thank you!

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