A recent survey showed that the average lunch break in the UK has dropped to just 22 minutes and we must say that, unfortunately, this didn’t surprise us all too much!
It might not have surprised us, but that didn’t stop us wanting to start an active lunch break revolution!
The fact that 1 in 5 workers don’t even leave their desks at lunch didn’t sit well with us, and if you are one of these people, we are here to help you enjoy some time away from that computer with some fun lunch break activities, and some that you might not have realised you can fit into your lunch hour.
1. Do a quick workout
No surprises here, our number one activity recommendation is to get some exercise. And before you say it, yes, there is time! If you struggle to find a chance before or after work, why not use the free time that you’re supposed to be having in the middle of your day to get a quick workout in. Our 30-minute classes give you enough time to relax and eat your lunch before getting back to your desk. You’re also likely to be more productive after exercise which can only be a good thing, right? Give it a go and see if you notice a difference!
2. Learn a new skill
Learning a new skill doing something that interests you benefits you way beyond just being able to do something new. It can increase your learning speed, help you adapt better to change, and of course, it gives you something fun to do during your lunch breaks!
3. Get social
How many times have you promised a friend that works close by that you’ll meet up over lunch? And how many times have you actually done it? Well, now we’re giving you permission to make those plans and stick to them! Why not take a healthy picnic and fit in a quick walk around the park while you’re there too?
4. Eat something tasty
Now before you get too excited, we have two conditions with this one. The first one is that it should be a healthy meal, and the second is that you get away from your desk to eat it. You can save money and look after your health by preparing something delicious at home to take with you to work. Foods such as fish, avocado, carrots, whole grains and blueberries are all good for brain function, so try incorporating them into your lunch from time to time.
5. Take a break
The whole point of a lunch break is just that, that you have a break. You don’t have to fill every minute of your day with activity and everyone needs a good rest from time to time, especially if things are busy at home. Some days just sitting and thinking about nothing in particular just feels like the best thing for you, and you should allow yourself the chance to do that.
Want more healthy living tips?
Here at TT, our trainers are always happy to give you advice and tips on living a healthy lifestyle.
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