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Canicular what?

WICHITA — Though the dog days of summer fortunately have thus far failed to visit Wichita, professional management coach and speaker, Marsha Egan, says she’s got a few tips for “canicular claustrophobia,” which means being holed up in the office all day because it’s too hot to go outside.

Egan, who also blogs about e-mail and the workplace, says when office workers need a break but the mercury reading makes it too uncomfortable to do so, they can:

– Shift gears by working on a new task or reading a magazine

– Find new places inside the office building to take a break

– Exercise by walking the halls or stairs, or lifting weights at your desk

We like the first two options best, by the way.

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