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7 Reasons to Bring Back the Lunch Break

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https://www.wrike.com/blog/reasons-to-bring-back-the-lunch-break/ - When there's a lot to be done, the first thing many people do is work through their lunch break. But the longer you’re in the office, the more important it is to get out. Here are 7 reasons why you need that midday downtime.

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7 Reasons to Bring Back the Lunch Break

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  2. These days, lunch breaks are seen more as a luxury than an office standard. Studies1 show only 1 in 5 people step away from their offices to take a lunch. And even fewer people use the full hour. Photo by Jennifer Grimes - https://flic.kr/p/7teVsA
  3. The longer you're in the office, the more important it is to get out. Here are 7 reasons why you need that midday downtime: Photo by Simon Law - https://flic.kr/p/wcDZ
  4. Photo by miss.libertine - https://www.flickr.com/photos/8364994@N02
  5. Eating a well-balanced lunch can give you the necessary energy to finish your work for the day. Working through your lunch might seem more productive at first, but your body and mind will quickly run out of fuel Photo by Sony Abesamis - https://flic.kr/p/jBq8E1
  6. Photo by Stuck in Customs - https://www.flickr.com/photos/95572727@N00
  7. Just  walking  outside  or  taking  a  quick   stroll  around  the  block  can  be  the   difference  between  a  productive  and   unproductive  afternoon.  Forming   good  habits  like  taking  regular  breaks   and  getting  some  fresh  air  can   improve  your  ability  to  focus.   Photo by George Redgrave- https://flic.kr/p/hdAG8o
  8. Photo by IvanClow - https://www.flickr.com/photos/22146904@N04
  9. Exercise helps reduce stress, increase your metabolism, and even improves your mood. Going for a walk, bike ride, run, or just doing a few simple stretches can make a huge impact on your daily productivity. Photo by Phil Gradwell - https://flic.kr/p/kSAUFW
  10. Photo by zerok - https://www.flickr.com/photos/17125525@N00
  11. Hanging out with your coworkers at lunch can be a great opportunity to get to know them and can give you the mental break you need to get through your day. Photo by Robert Huffstutter - https://flic.kr/p/e4dCny
  12. Photo by ZERGE_VIOLATOR - https://www.flickr.com/photos/47257185@N03
  13. You might browse the internet throughout your day (maybe a little too much), but if you set aside time to do it in the middle of the day, you might be less tempted by it during the hours you need to be productive. Click here! Photo by Sarah Korf - https://flic.kr/p/7E9sZW
  14. Photo by Aris.Sanchez - https://www.flickr.com/photos/32625265@N04
  15. Grabbing a quick power nap is a great way to get some extra shuteye and recharge your batteries for the rest of the day.   Naps are also known to improve memory and help you retain information2. Photo by Sean and Lauren- https://flic.kr/p/8gP7eD
  16. Photo by shirokazan - https://www.flickr.com/photos/11302107@N05
  17. It’s time to use your imagination. Think of an activity you would look forward to. Then use that to motivate yourself to work hard throughout the day so you can enjoy your break and be proud of what you accomplished. Photo by Mitch Barrie - https://flic.kr/p/6wGQyJ
  18. Head out for lunch more often by saving time with Wrike ! Take the tour! Sources:         1. www.npr.org,  2  https://blog.bufferapp.com Photo by Iryna Yeroshko- https://flic.kr/p/aJ9ipa
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