5 minutes: you’ll boost creativity
Thwarted by writer’s block? Can’t quite finish that painting? Or perhaps you’re stumped on a particularly curly problem at work. The solution could be as simple as taking a short walk, which boosts creative thinking better than sitting.
That’s according to a new US study that’s sure to be welcome news for time-poor women everywhere. While prior research shows a link between regular aerobic exercise and cognitive abilities, chances are you don’t exactly have time to squeeze in a sweat session when there are pressing problems to solve.
However, the study, by researchers at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, found that a stroll of only five to 16 minutes was enough to deliver improved focus.