5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE TAKING A LUNCH BREAK EVERYDAY

April 18, 2019

 

 

​The Brain Loves Food

Food can be delicious. Food can be an experience. Food can be gross. At the end of the day, food is a source of energy. The brain feeds of this food in order to properly function. With the right diet, lunch can give you that extra boost of energy you need to help you make it to the end of the work day. Some foods that can boost you brain function include fish, blueberries, dark chocolate, pumpkin seeds. There’s a list of brain-boosting foods here.

 

Exercise Those Aching Muscles

Most people know that sitting at a desk all day is not good for your health, so why not take the time to go out of the office to stretch out your muscles? According to Mayo Clinic, leaving the office for a walk can relieve some of the strain from your spine and muscles.

 

Taking a Break Improves Concentration

Give your brain some time to relax. Taking a break for 15-20min break is proven to help with sustained concentration and helps to improve cognitive functions. Especially in the creative space, not taking a break can really hinder your creativity as well. Go outside during your lunch to help you garnish some inspiration.

 

Not Feeling Hungry, Take a Nap

If you’re like me, sometimes you need to run out some of your stress or lift some weights to give you that extra boost of energy. A quick 30-min workout can boost your energy throughout the day. Not only that, but it also produces the happy feelings you might need to make it throughout the rest of your work day.

 

Remember, we’re human and our bodies and souls need a little break from time to time. Take that lunch break. Catch some sunrays. And get that rest and fuel you may need. Work will always be there and the best way to be productive is to take care of yourself!

It’s ok if you had a late breakfast and not feeling like having a full lunch. It’s still a good idea to have a small snack. It can also be a great idea to have a quick power nap. It’s also proven that taking quick little 15-20min naps throughout the day can increase productivity as well. It’s becoming more and more common for companies to have sleeping pods available for these naps too!

 

Get That Mid-Day Workout Boost

If you’re like me, sometimes you need to run out some of your stress or lift some weights to give you that extra boost of energy. A quick 30-min workout can boost your energy throughout the day. Not only that, but it also produces the happy feelings you might need to make it throughout the rest of your work day.

 

Remember, we’re human and our bodies and souls need a little break from time to time. Take that lunch break. Catch some sunrays. And get that rest and fuel you may need. Work will always be there and the best way to be productive is to take care of yourself!

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