The Benefits Of Taking A Lunchtime Walk
Aside from a much-needed break away from your desk, taking a walking lunch has a ton of benefits—like improving communication, increasing concentration and enhancing creativity. Studies have shown that taking a walk outside can help spark creative and innovative thinking and that even just 10 minutes of walking a day can help boost your mood and make you feel happier. Since stepping away from your desk increases productivity for the rest of the workday, you can feel confident in your communication skills and tackle work conversations with ease.
Ready to lace up your workout shoes and start your walking lunch routine? Here are a few tips to help get you started.
Invite a coworker.
A walking lunch can be easier and much more enjoyable when you bring a coworker along. If you’re not in the office and working from home, call up a friend or bring your dog along for the stroll. Having a walking buddy can also help hold you accountable so you don’t miss out on the much-needed break.
Take your meeting with you.
Schedules can get jammed packed during the day and sometimes it feels impossible to take a break let alone get up from your desk. If that’s the case for you, try taking your meetings outside and turning them into walking meetings. A zoom call can easily be taken from anywhere and if you’re still in the office, have your team members join you. Though you’re still working, the fresh air and movement will be just what you need to recharge before going back to your desk.
Pack a nutritious lunch.
With all that walking, you can’t forget to recharge with a nutritious meal. Having a lunch that’s good for you won’t just cure your hunger, it’ll help give you the energy you need to get through the rest of the workday.
To find out more benefits of a walking lunch, as well as additional tips for crafting the perfect walking lunch routine, check out the visual guide below.