Taking a Break for Lunch is Good for You
A recent poll of 1000 employees has found that nearly 60% do not take a break for lunch and eat at their desks everyday.
Grabbing a bite quickly at lunch on your desk and getting back to work might not be so good for you in the long run. One, it adversely affects health and two, you are working an additional 128 hours which is 16 days of work annually. †
The fear of losing ones job appears to be the overriding reason for this habit. Some others feel extremely guilty taking an hours break for lunch.†
Researchers advice people to actually enjoy that one hour break as it can bring health benefits as well as enhance productivity at the workplace.††