Fewer aches and pains
According to the Mayo Clinic, neck and back pain can result from continuous hours stuck behind a desk. Poor posture and sitting in one position puts strain on your spine and the muscles that help support it. “Getting up, changing position and moving at lunch counters the effects of enforced immobility, enhancing your comfort for the rest of the day,” says Dr. Pipe. Leaving the office at lunch will stretch your spine and muscles, releasing pressure and eliminating discomfort. Plus, you’ll trade that sickly florescent lighting and stale office air for sunshine and a refreshing breeze.