IS A LUNCH BREAK AT WORK A THING OF THE PAST?

posted by Ron St. Pierre - 

             

A new survey finds that 51% of American workers say they are unable to take a full lunch break. Because of this, 30% of workers say they wind up eating at their desk, with lack of time and a perception that there’s always too much work amongst the biggest reasons they eat at their desk. Shockingly, for 49% lunch is just a distraction from getting their work done. 

And when workers do take breaks from the office, it usually isn't to eat.  The survey finds that 75% of workers use their break to take a walk. Reasons for taking that walk include:

To get exercise (63%)To walk to clear their head (57%)Enjoy the weather (51%)De-stress (43%)

And it’s pretty apparent that break is necessary. When folks work through lunch they wind up feeling tired (44%), stressed (31%), overwhelmed (24%), exhausted (26%) and anxious (20%). 

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