Poll: When working for long periods of time, do you take a break to stretch and/or exercise?
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Local time: 15:52
Apr 19, 2010

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "When working for long periods of time, do you take a break to stretch and/or exercise?".

This poll was originally submitted by Estelle Demontrond-Box. View the poll results »


Sara Senft  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:52
Spanish to English
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Absolutely! Apr 19, 2010

I certainly do. I need a clear head to interpret/translate effectively. Not taking a break (or not asking for one) increases the chance I will make a grave error.....something I want to avoid!!


Interlangue (X)
Local time: 00:52
English to French
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Sometimes Apr 19, 2010

Depends on what you call a "long period of time"!

[Modifié le 2010-04-19 15:32 GMT]


Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:52
Italian to English
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advantage of working at home Apr 19, 2010

When I've had enough I go and do a bit of housework (nothing too demanding!) - check the washing machine, put on something to cook .... even just wander round the balcony to see what's growing in the flower pots.


Estelle Demontrond-Box  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:52
English to French
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With Alexandra! Apr 19, 2010

Might be an advantage but maybe an inconvenient too! Working and thinking "I really need to get cracking with the dusting" can be a wee bit distracting!

I feel that I really should /ought to do some stretching but do not give myself the time....


Clare Barnes  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:52
Swedish to English
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Neighbour's dog Apr 19, 2010

I decided that I had to take better breaks from work than I was doing - so offered to walk the neighbour's dog every lunchtime. Everyone's happy with that arrangement, even the dog...


Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:52
Member (2009)
French to English
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yes Apr 20, 2010

i admit sometimes i forget when I'm really involved. But I make sure that I take breaks to stretch...and of course, there's my normal fitness routine, working out at the gym and going for bike rides. But at home, yes, I make sure I stretch.


Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:52
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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My dogs remind me when it's time to take a break Apr 21, 2010

They won't let me off the hook. One of them is gentle; the other throws hissy-fits if I go too long without paying any attention to them.


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