About Careers Internship MedBlog Contact us

Do Not Skip Your Lunch for You Could be Jeopardizing Your Emotional Health

by Savitha C Muppala on October 26, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Font : A-A+

 Do Not Skip Your Lunch for You Could be Jeopardizing Your Emotional Health

The anti-depression group Beyond Blue has revealed that millions of Australian workers could be jeopardizing their mental health as they seem to be skipping their lunch or just grabbing a quick bite at their desks.

A survey of 800 workers initiated by Beyond Blue and the Australia Institute has shown that nearly 3.8 million Australians do not take a lunch break. Of those who do take time out for lunch, 72% do a quick lunch or just eat at their desks.


Beyond Blue CEO Kate Carnell said, "Now we know from research that it's really important to have regular breaks during the day, to get up, to move around. If you don't both your physical and your mental health suffers and interestingly so does your productivity."

"Eating at your desk means you're not getting the activity you need, you're not getting up, you're not getting circulation moving and it's found that inactivity, sitting in one place for prolonged periods of time, is really not good for either your physical or your mental health."

This practice could be leaving employees with more stress. It is time Australians work towards creating healthier workplaces.

"We've all got to... be good role models and that means that in our workplaces we've got to encourage regular breaks, we've got to encourage activity, we've got to encourage workplaces that focus on reducing stress and increasing productivity," Ms Carnell said.

Source: Medindia


Recommended Readings

Latest Lifestyle and Wellness News

Shielding Your Skin: Embracing the Power of Sunscreen for Sunlit Days
Significance of sunscreen as an essential element of skincare has experienced a significant upswing in popularity due to the deleterious effects of UV rays.
The Silent Contributor of Workplace Burnout: Influence of Personal Relationships
Impact of workplace burnout on employee performance, wellbeing, and organizational productivity is extensive, yet the role of personal relationships has been overlooked.
 Natural Herbs That Will Give You Youthful, Glowing Skin
Ayurveda offers a time-tested treatment for aging skin using natural herbs and antiquated traditions that value sustainability and might do wonders for skin health.
 Brain Protein Behind High-Salt-Induced Hypertension and Cognitive Impairment
Researchers identified two key physiological systems involved in hypertension, cognitive, and emotional impairments following high salt intake.
Defying Time: Unlocking the Secrets to Wrinkle-Free Skin
Decoding the secrets of wrinkles by knowing the causes, prevention, and expert advice.
View All
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close

Do Not Skip Your Lunch for You Could be Jeopardizing Your Emotional Health Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests