Whether you work from home or in a busy office, taking your lunch break can boost your health and wellbeing. There are several reasons why taking an hour away from your desk and walking at lunchtime is beneficial.
According to the Mayo Clinic, a 160lb (72.5Kg) person can burn 277 calories per hour walking at 3.5 mph. Based on these numbers, the same person would burn nearly 208 calories during a brisk 45-minute walk. All helps in the management of your weight along with reducing calorie intake.
In order to make a permanent and positive change in your life, you need to keep up your activity regular. For most people, 60 minutes of activity, like brisk walking, each day, is sufficient and relatively easy to fit in, however hectic your schedule may be. Find excuses to schedule short walking breaks so that you remain consistently active throughout the day.