Why I . . . take a lunch breakBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m238 (Published 27 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m238
- Francesca Robinson
- Hampshire, UK
“It’s important for me to make time to eat and have a break, irrespective of what’s going on in my working day,” Lester says. “I can’t function in the afternoon if I don’t have a full belly and some coffee at lunchtime.”
This is a concept that was drummed into him as a child. “My dad always drilled into us the importance of sitting down and having a good lunch with time to allow it to digest,” he explains.
Aged 34, Lester is more conscious than most people of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, having nearly died three times as the result of a ruptured aorta. He has non-syndromic thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection …