You’ll adopt healthier eating habits
People who skip their lunch break often rely on the office vending machine to fuel their workday. According to Andrew Pipe, MD, chief of the division of prevention and rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, you can improve your nutrition by taking your break. “The kind of food people choose when they stay at their desk is not the healthiest,” he says. “You can be more purposeful in your food choices when you get up and leave your office during lunch.” Fresh salads, sandwiches, soups and fruit are healthy options that most of us won’t find in a vending machine, or office kitchen.