SARA MUMBY, Program Administrator
I recently watched an oddly inspiring video from one of my favorite journalists, James Hamblin, an M.D. at The Atlantic. The title of this video? “Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?” The title is your typical attention-grabbing headline intended to shock you into watching. And to be honest, it caught my attention easily since at the time, I was sitting at my desk – eating lunch. In the video, Dr. Hamblin speaks to a growing public health hazard in America’s office culture. The hazard? Sitting at our desk for lunch.
I’m guilty of it. Nearly every day, at around the same hour, I’ll prepare my lunch. I’ll sit at my desk. I’ll continue to work or maybe I’ll take that time to catch up on personal emails. I’ll do a variety of things while I eat, but what I’m NOT doing is NOT taking a break.