Work-related burnout has become increasingly common, and it can lead to decreased job performance, mental and physical exhaustion, and numerous health problems. Signs of workplace burnout include feeling fatigued, having negative feelings toward your job, and reduced efficiency in performing the tasks of your job. In a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers reviewed 22 studies on the effects of taking 10-minute micro-breaks during your workday. They found that these micro-breaks can be helpful for reducing fatigue. Unfortunately, to improve overall job performance, they believe that longer breaks might be needed, such as taking time to stretch or exercise.
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