Deskfast. You may be thinking that’s a typo, but it’s not. It’s actually an amalgamation of the words desk and breakfast and on Friday 12th April it will have its own dedicated day.
Office furniture providers Century Office are advocates for office wellbeing and have as a result noticed that this ‘deskfast’ trend seems to have gained traction in recent years and become popular. After all, due to an increasingly busy work-life for scores of office workers, it’s not surprising that many are choosing to eat their breakfast at their desks rather than at home. While this could be for a variety of reasons, the most likely is because of time restrictions. However, it’s still the most important meal of the day so even eating at your desk is better than skipping it altogether.
While this may not sound like the most appealing idea, it’s one that may actually do you some good in the long run as you’re more likely make healthier choices; it’s not so easy or practical to eat unhealthy things such as syrupy pancakes or sugar heavy and preservative rich cereals next to your keyboard. Eating healthier foods such as fruit, or even porridge, will set you up for the day much more effectively as they contain nutrients that are more likely to help with concentration and alertness. Subsequently, this will contribute positively to your physical and mental wellbeing. Postponing breakfast until you reach the office may also mean that you have a little extra time in bed, thus increasing your energy levels.
others in your office wish to partake as well, then why not buy a selection of
breakfast foods and have what would essentially be an office picnic. This would
be a great opportunity for an informal chat with some of your colleagues.
Socialisation of this manner could subsequently help to improve collaboration
has well as staff relationships.
According to the DaysoftheYear website, ‘deskfast Day’ came about around the same time as the 2008 recession when the fear around job uncertainty grew exponentially. It led many to adopt an attitude of starting early and leaving late, thus introducing them to eating their breakfast at their desk in order to avoid getting up even earlier in order to eat.
However, while it is generally recommended to sit while you eat in order to avoid bloating or overeating, standing up could potentially help if you suffer from acid reflux as there will be less pressure on the stomach – for this kind of situation, a sit/stand desk would be incredibly useful as it means you can change your stance to suit your needs.
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