Body Sense

AUTUMN | 2018

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12 Body Sense Unplugged Recharge the old-fashioned way by Lynn J. Parentini In today's world, most of us find ourselves stuck in one mode: always on. We're working more hours, sleeping less, and communicating through text, email, and social media on a seemingly nonstop basis. But just like our brains require sleep at night, they also require some downtime during the day. If you were to operate a car, a power tool, or any mechanical device for long periods of time without a break to cool down and perform maintenance, it would shudder to a stop and cease to function. Your brain needs to follow the same maintenance schedule, because the stress caused by sensory overload won't just ruin your day—it can also ruin your health in countless ways. 12 Body Sense

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