Take Your Break: May 21-June 17

Employees are encouraged to take a few minutes each day to get away from their desks or work spaces and enjoy the benefits of taking a break during the workday. Why? They average person is sitting (aka average) for 12 hours a day.
This 4-week challenge will motivate you to give yourself permission to use your breaks and do something great for your health and well-being. Incorporate small bursts of healthy activity into your workday to help rejuvenate, refocus and recharge. Everyone is encouraged to partake – whether you're active. sedentary, or stressed – we can all benefit by taking breaks. Plus Mayo Clinic policy approves breaks, so let's make the most of them!
REGISTER FOR THE CHALLENGE:
If you had participated in previous Well-Being challenges you are automatically enrolled in the Take Your Break challenge and will start receiving emails once it starts.
If you are new to Well-Being Challenges or want to share this awesome experience with a co-worker, copy and paste this link: http://bit.ly/TakeYourBreak in your browser to register to receive weekly emails for the Take Your Break challenge.

Each day make it a point to utilize your break. Do something different to shake it up.
You will receive email reminders during the program to take your break. A puzzle piece will be included with each email. At the completion of the program the puzzle pieces will reveal a picture to help you enjoy the summer.

By making simple lifestyle changes you can experience a great number of attainable benefits to your health. You've got this!

We want to see and hear what you are doing while on your break so be sure to post pictures and comment on what you are doing to take advantage of your breaks. So use the comments section below!!! 🙂

Excited to participate in this challenge and make the most of my breaks!

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@amdow , let's remember to snap some photos of breaks in progress to share! 🙂

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Many shades of green visible on my walk during a break this morning!

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@connieluedtke

Many shades of green visible on my walk during a break this morning!

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Definitely a great view Connie!

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On a walk with a colleague to the Rochester Government Center, we ran into this guy.

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78 degrees of beauty in Jacksonville, Fl. Offsite office for the Prior Auth department. #TakeYourBreak

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@aryckah

78 degrees of beauty in Jacksonville, Fl. Offsite office for the Prior Auth department. #TakeYourBreak

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Beautiful! Loving these pictures!

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@aryckah

78 degrees of beauty in Jacksonville, Fl. Offsite office for the Prior Auth department. #TakeYourBreak

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Definitely beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

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My morning coffee break

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I usually use my 15's for things like water and coffee, but I did take a lunchtime walk today! 1.75 miles in 40 minutes and 80 degrees!!

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@angiebcao

I usually use my 15's for things like water and coffee, but I did take a lunchtime walk today! 1.75 miles in 40 minutes and 80 degrees!!

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Great job, Angie!

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@angiebcao

I usually use my 15's for things like water and coffee, but I did take a lunchtime walk today! 1.75 miles in 40 minutes and 80 degrees!!

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Awesome Angie!

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