4 Reasons You Should Never Eat at Your Desk

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If you get a lunch hour, take it!

Put an end to the Sad Desk Lunch once and for all.

In today’s fast-paced work culture, taking time out of the day to eat a leisurely meal is usually the last thing on our minds. But if you get time for lunch, you shouldn’t eat it at your desk. Here are four reasons why.

Stretch Your Legs


Standing up and walking around for a few minutes can be far more beneficial than you might imagine. Not only does it get your blood pumping a little bit, it can wake you up if you’re feeling tired. Whether it’s a walk to a nearby park or to the employee lunchroom, you’ll be surprised by how effective a little movement can be.

Clear Your Mind


Physically removing yourself from your desk will force yourself to take a step back from your work-self and let your mind relax and clear a little. If you head into your lunch break with a couple work issues on your mind, you’ll most likely return to your desk with a way forward.

Connect with Co-Workers


Sitting around a table and eating a meal is one of the best ways to connect with others. Enjoying your lunch with co-workers can help you bond (and is also a great outlet to vent frustrations).

Enjoy your Food

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One thing that’s impossible to do while taking a working lunch at your desk? Enjoy your food. Whether it’s a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a steak au poivre, you’ll get a lot more enjoyment out of it if you take the time to focus on it.