According to a poll taken by the American Dietetic Association, roughly 70-percent of American workers eat lunch at their desks several times per week. Now, you might think you can get a lot more done if you dine as you do spreadsheets or munch as you crunch financial reports. However, as you pick away at your keyboard as you pick away at that bag of chips, you’re not doing yourself any favors.
Here are eight reasons why eating at your desk is not a healthy habit…
1. You’re Eating in Bacteria—Ewwww!
Dinning at your desk means eating in a virtual heyday of bacteria! I’m not kidding, microbiology researchers at University of Arizona report that your desk is far dirtier than the company bathroom, almost 400-times filthier, in fact! And if that didn’t already put you off your sandwich, guess what happens when you start eating and then walk away from that egg salad mid-nosh to go to a meeting for an hour? Suddenly your lunch becomes a bacteria-feeding ground.