Rice: "It is essential that we give ourselves permission to have a full lunch hour”
At least 19% of UK workers take under 15 minutes for lunch and over 10% admit they never take a break at lunch time, a new survey from Monster.co.uk has revealed.
The survey has also revealed that even when people take a break, the most popular activity is catching up on e-mails and phone-calls which means never leaving their desks.
When asked what they'd rather be doing the most popular choice was reading (22%), closely followed by the power nap (22%). Regardless of time taken less than 1% of workers think that working is a good way to spend their lunch hour.
The survey highlights a growing trend in a climate of job insecurity to be present at our desks at all times. However, time and time again this proves an ineffective way of working. This summer, Monster.co.uk is launching a campaign to 'Bring Back Britain's Lunch Hour'. Together with a team of Lunch Hour experts including celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine, Monster will encourage UK workers and employers to have a full hour for lunch and take a bit of 'me time'.
Launched on 14th June, a dedicated website - http://www.bbblh.co.uk will feature advice, tips and ideas from a range of experts including easy to prepare power lunches from celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine, nutritional advice from Fiona Hunter and life-coaching from Carol Ann Rice.
As leading Life Coach Rice comments - "It is essential that we give ourselves permission to have a full lunch hour. To have a proper break; a nice walk, a mini workout, a little retail therapy, a nutritional lunch away from the workplace - all help us to honour ourselves during the working day. Thus we feel energized and more able to keep the stresses of the day in perspective."
To find out more and create your perfect lunch hour visit http://www.bbblh.co.uk
Celebrity Chef Gizzi Erskine’s recipe: Panchetta, Faro and bean soup