fatigue

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Sleep is essential for a person’s health and well-being, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Individual sleep needs range from being 6 to 8 hours. However, it is recommended in adulthood 8 hours of sleep. And, contrary to common myth, the need for sleep doesn't decline with age but the ability to sleep for six to eight hours at one time may be reduced. (Van Dongen & Dinges, Principles & Practice of Sleep Medicine, 2000). Good sleep habits bring visible benefits not only to health, but also to productivity and attention / concentration. Some examples of more concrete benefits...

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The end of the holidays and the entry into the routine is a factor that causes stress, anxiety and a sense of fatigue for many people, bringing with it all the agitation associated with discipline with schedules, workload, and routines with children. Restarting the routine may lead to stress, and a strong sense of fatigue can be felt initially because your body is getting used to another rhythm again. Katherine Nordal, Ph.D., executive director of professional practice at the American Psychological Association (APA) defines holidays blues as "Our body slowed down during the holidays and the body develops a...

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A productive workplace is crucial to business success. It doesn't matter if you are a simple operator, assistant or the CEO, everyone plays a part in getting your company to reach its goals each month. Tired employees, no matter how much you try to motivate them. They are exhausted. They can be underproductive and even dangerous in critical situations causing harm to themselves and others through impaired judgment and reduced capacity to perform their work. Workers who are fatigued may have a slower reaction time or be unable to make good decisions. Fatigue can also lower the immune system, leading...

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Gaming can help areas of the brain responsible for spatial navigation, memory formation, strategic planning, problem-solving, memory and fine motor skills of the hands. Also, playing brain-teasing games can slow the degree of mental decay associated with the natural aging process – but gaming can also generate gaming fatigue. “Whether it’s a specially manufactured game or something like ‘World of Warcraft,’ games are cognitively complex and require mental energy and abilities to play them (...) Whenever you do anything that requires mental energy, you’re exercising your abilities — it’s just like if you exercise your muscles, you get stronger.” – and...

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Are you/your co-workers/your employees or your team taking enough breaks? Are these breaks token effectively? How to manage the right time to take a break and go to the water cooler? How can managers improve the efficiency of the time chosen for an employee taking a break? A person can’t be 100% productive all day. It’s just not humanly possible. “Concentration is like a muscle, it needs to rest to be able to function, and it shouldn’t be overworked, otherwise it’ll simply burn out and take longer to get back into the swing of...

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