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Keeping life interesting: What to do during your lunch hour

Posted on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 | Latest News

There are many people who spend their lunch breaks sat at their desks, spending 10 minutes to eat their lunch before returning to work.

Working constantly throughout the day without any breaks is not good for your health. Your body will begin to ache and protest from spending hours sat in the same position doing the same thing. Your lunch hour is a time for you to have a break before starting work again for the afternoon, so use it the way it is supposed to be used.

There are many different things you can do on your lunch break, including:

Networking is a great way to meet new people and create new connections. Sitting at your desk throughout your lunch break is not an option when you have the chance to make new acquaintances, and possibly bring in business for your company.

Go Out for Lunch
Enjoy your lunch break by going out with either your work colleagues or with friends you may not have seen for a while. Enjoying your lunch break will make you feel relaxed and bring you out of any slumber you may be in from working too hard. Having a laugh with your friends is sometimes needed when you’re working hard throughout the week.

Visit the Gym
Going to the gym during your lunch break is the perfect way to relieve stress and give your body the chance to move around. Visiting the gym can help you blow off steam and is a great way to relax after a long morning at work. If you’ve had a stressful morning and have been working non-stop, going to the gym will be a nice break and it keeps your body fit and healthy.

Treat yourself
Why sit at your desk when you can go out and enjoy many things such as shopping, getting a manicure, running errands or just sitting in a café and catching up on some reading. Your lunch break is a time for you to relax and get away from work.

We all have days where we just don’t have to to have a break. If this happens, you need to make sure that you eat a full lunch and have a walk around, either in or outside the office.

The main thing to remember is that you’re entitled to a lunch break so use it, don’t waste it, especially when you find yourself getting too stressed out at work.