Workout at the gym. Take 23-minute at lunchtime to break a sweat, relieve stress and get toned.

The 23-Minute Lunchtime Workout

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Break a sweat.  Develop a different muscle besides your brain by doing some fitness. Take a class, bike, run or walk.

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Stretch your legs. Get outside, people-watch and take a walk. It will improve your circulation and expose you to sunlight and vitamin D, which boosts your immune system and metabolism.

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Go Shopping.  Pick up presents for family or friends, splurge on  yourself, or even just window shop for something to reward yourself with when you finally complete your present project.

Go Shopping. Pick up presents for family or friends, splurge on yourself, or even just window shop for something to reward yourself with when you finally complete your present project.

Eat Lunch. Take the nature of this break literally, and actually eat something. Frequent a local hangout or find a nice outside vista and enjoy your food away from the demands of your job.

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Listen to Music.  Wether you relax or groove out, get in-touch with your creativity and feel reinvigorated.

Listen to Music. Wether you relax or groove out, get in-touch with your creativity and feel reinvigorated.

Call family or friends.  Catching up with a confidante is a great way to blow off some steam and renew energy for the remainder of the day.

Call family or friends. Catching up with a confidante is a great way to blow off some steam and renew energy for the remainder of the day.

Read.  Finish up your book club read or pore over the newspaper. Reading is another leisure activity that will still keep your brain active during the break from work.

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Work on a hobby.  Knit, work on a craft or learning a new language. Lunch is a good time for a productive distraction.

Work on a hobby. Knit, work on a craft or learning a new language. Lunch is a good time for a productive distraction.

Find your focus.  The health benefits of meditation include lowering blood pressure and warding off heart disease and depression. It's also a convenient, cheap way to decrease stress.

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Build relationships.   Connect with your mentor and invite him/her out to lunch--they need to eat too-- or ask a friend if they'd be interested in meeting up for a mid-day break.

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Take a nap.   Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt all subscribed to brief naps, so why not you too? If you have the facilities to do so (such as a napping room at your office, or even your car), get a little shut-eye before tackling the remainder of your day.

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Run errands. The mid-day break provides just enough time to drop off the dry-cleaning and run to the post office. You’ll have more freedom in the evenings and on weekends if you’re able to accomplish mini-tasks like those during the day.

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