Program your Productivity


Program your Productivity
How would you like to get more done in less time? Synch your work with your body’s circadian rhythms. There are peak times for various tasks:

* 9am-12pm is prime time for logical cognitive work; reasoning skills and short-term memory are high.
* 12pm-3pm is best for communication; body temperature drops and mental alertness declines.
* 3pm-6pm is good for repetitive tasks as well as exercise; long-term memory is high and reaction time is swift.

You can extend your peak energy times for various tasks using food and recovery strategies. Extra Tip: Joints and muscles are as much as 20% more flexible in the evening – according to Dr. Michael Smolensky, an adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Texas, Austin.

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Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Part of the Power Living® Empowerment Series.

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