More Than Half of Adults Think a Ten-Minute Outdoor Recess at Work Would Be a Good Idea



If you got to run around outside for a few minutes every day, maybe swing on some monkey bars or throw around a football . . . would it make you a better worker?

An outdoor footwear company called KEEN surveyed full-time American workers to find ways they could improve productivity.  The answer:  Recess.

–53% of the workers surveyed thought that taking a 10-minute outdoor recess each day would make them happier, healthier and more productive.

 –Two in five workers thought it would be a good way to reduce workplace stress.  One in three thought it would make them more productive all day long.

 –Nearly three in four workers said they’d never had a recess break at work.  (–Where do the other one in four work?)  

 –Despite the fact that 53% thought it was a good idea, only 44% of workers say they’d actually TAKE RECESS if their company offered it.     

 –Women and young employees were most likely to say they’d take a recess.


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