Eating a healthy lunch every day is important to your wellbeing and productivity. Making time for a healthy lunch gives you the energy you need to get through an afternoon of work.
Disclaimer: The following information is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation
GET YOUR LUNCH RIGHT WITH EVERY BITE
- Eating lunch helps reduce cravings for unhealthy snacks
- Eating lunch helps avoid afternoon energy slumps so that you stay alert
Taking a lunch break allows your mind to rest, recharge and refocus.
EAT LUNCH EVERY DAY
Eating a healthy lunch and taking time for a lunch break at work gives your physical and mental health a boost. Studies show that taking a lunch break can directly improve your productivity for the rest of the day as well as making your working day more enjoyable.
Making time for lunch is important to your overall wellbeing. The benefits of eating a healthy lunch each day include (but are not limited to):
- Improves physical health
- Greater enjoyment of work day
- Helps ability to cope with stress
- Recharges your brain
- Helps control your weight
- Increases afternoon energy levels
TIPS FOR A HEALTHY LUNCH ROUTINE
Eating lunch every day will give you with the energy you need to work through the afternoon.
Firstly, aim to pack your own healthy lunch that you can take to work each day. Also try to plan your daily lunches in advance and include lunches that you know you will enjoy.
In addition, cook a bit extra for dinner or over the weekend so that you can take leftovers for lunch.
Make sure that your lunch gives you enough fuel to get you through the rest of your working day i.e. someone who does manual labour and physical work needs more high energy foods at lunchtime than someone who does sedentary work in an office.
WELLNESS GOES 24/7
Labourpower values your health and wellbeing and is committed to wellness in the workplace. We are proud to partner with Workactive to bring you safety and wellbeing programs throughout the year.
We look forward to bringing you more health and wellbeing tips as part of our FUEL YOUR BODY series.