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Do you work through your lunch break? You really shouldn't and here's why    

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There’s a growing trend for employees to work through their lunch break, with over 60 per cent guilty of skipping it completely, according to the experts at market research group IPA Insight.

In today’s frantic and often pressurised workplace, some believe they have no choice but to plough through hefty workloads in their own time.

Expectations at work have impacted the value of lunch. Whether employees are overwhelmed or are just simply “in the zone” and want to keep the momentum going, working through lunch time, although understandable and admirable even, isn’t ideal. Particularly when, on average, office workers start thinking about lunch (with their stomachs rumbling) by around 10am.

Workaholics might think they’re making inroads by carrying on through their break. But ultimately, they’ll leave themselves mentally drained and lose concentration well before the end of play.

Weighing yourself down is not great for your physical health either. It may not seem it at the time but taking on too much is counterproductive and you’ll end up eating the wrong things later in the day.

Undermining yourself is one thing, but you’ll be doing your colleagues, and your boss, no favours whatsoever, leading to more stress. 

Subway, with well over 100 branches across Northern Ireland, believe they have the perfect solution for the increasing complexities of the lunch time conundrum.

Time poor staff and those on the go are always looking for something fresh, nutritious, full of quality, convenient and affordable. That’s where Subway comes in. 

Fed up eating the same bland sandwich everyday at your desk? Subway offers a range of subs, wraps and
salads the way you want it in a convenient fashion

Ticking all the boxes, their latest saver menu offers delicious six-inch subs from just £2.59, and a perfect solution for staff with limited time on their hands.

Even if employees take their allocated lunch break in full, repetition, or even having the time to prepare a healthy lunch before you set off for the early morning commute, are challenges in themselves.

Lunch time is only one hour a day, but over the course of a year that mounts up to 10 days settling for limp, soggy, wilting, bland lunches. 

Subway offers unparalleled choice and control, allowing you to make your lunch exactly how you want it.

Shift patterns and busy lifestyles also mean we are on the look out for variations in what we eat.

Subway’s continually expanding range makes what would normally be inaccessible for workers with tough schedules within reach at breakfast and evening time.

In addition to their value offering, Subway have also launched a tasty new range of Pizza Subs this season. You can get a “pizza the action” with their new six-inch veggie supreme, spicy pepperoni or barbecue chicken pizza subs from just £2.99. 

All are served on freshly baked bread and loaded with your favourite toppings. There’s also new Italian style snacks including cheesy garlic bread, a bowl of meatballs or a margherita pizza sub from as little as 99p.

Whatever you choose, the importance at Subway is placed on fresh ingredients, quality, convenience, and of course delicious subs, all made exactly how you want. And that is something everyone needs throughout the day.

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