Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Decide to Stand Rather Than Sit

According to a study conducted by the University of Southern California, decision making is easier and about 20% faster when standing as opposed to sitting.

A general observation was: respondants were prone to action when they stood. A possible explanation was: the heart rate increases by 10 beats per minute when standing and this may stimulate the brain to work faster.

When faced with a difficult issue at work, stand and walk around periodically to ensure the cardiovascular system is operating at a level to stimulate the brain. Take deep breaths to increase the oxygen intake.

"Staying Well" Newsletter, Des Moines.

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