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Why you should take your full lunch break today

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Thinking of working through lunch? Or maybe just taking half an hour? Think again.

A new study has found that the average British worker only takes 26 minutes and 28 seconds of lunch - with the missing time adding up to working an extra 19 unpaid days per year, or 133 hours.

The research was conducted by Leerdammer, which questioned 2,000 people about their lunch habits.

The main reasons people gave for skipping lunch was to impress their boss (11 per cent), while 14 per cent of people said they felt under pressure because of their workloads.

Overall 22 per cent of those interviewed said they felt less efficient if they did not take a break.


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