It doesn't sound like it's healthy to eat lunch at your desk... it sounds like you're a pawn to “The Man” whose will has been totally broken…But according to a new study out of the University of Toronto, working through your lunch break is actually GOOD for you.
A few things to keep in mind… A) I am writing this from my desk as I eat a Snickers for lunch… and you know… they do really satisfy you… and 2) This study was done by Canadians… What’s that all aboot?! (Sorry… It’s like a bad reflex…)
Here’s what our friends to the north came up with… When you go to lunch with your coworkers, you either spend time with people you don't like... or spend time with people you do like, complaining about work. Either way, it has a negative impact on you… OK… so maybe they are on to something, eh?! (Again… sorry!)
You do have to read the disclaimer… It's only good to skip lunch if you have the freedom to go if you want… So if you are sewing high end shoes together in a hot building that has a chain link fence for a door… this study isn’t for you…
If your company doesn't give you a break, or makes it clear that it's frowned upon to leave to eat, then eating lunch while you work just makes you more miserable…
I hear they are working on a new study up there… Is Water Wet???