Photo by Ben Draper

Trade in those droopy eyes and three cups of coffee this afternoon for a natural buzz that’ll keep you motivated through the afternoon energy lull. Heading to the gym around lunchtime can keep you feelin’ fine all afternoon and can even increase productivity. Plus, it can increase overall job satisfaction.

And don’t worry — you won’t have to make up those missed hours at the office. One study found spending two and a half hours at the gym every week during work hours actually boosted productivity so much workers didn’t even have to make up the missed time to accomplish their goals! The one precaution: Those who are already super-stressed should forego the gym, as the added stress counteracted any potential productivity boost for them in the study.

The Takeaway: Check a workout off your to-do list and you just might check off a whole lot more. Working out midday could boost your get-it-done potential.

Bump Some Tunes

Celebrate this February 29th with our Leap Year Playlist — all our favorites from years with an extra-long February.

Fun Fact:

Even though 2000 was a leap year, 1900 wasn’t. According to the Gregorian calendar, years divisible by 100 (i.e. 1700, 1800, 1900) must also be divisible by 400 to be a leap year (like 1600 and 2000).