What Can I Do On My Lunch Break?

A Few Lunchtime Activity Ideas

  • Visit the local art gallery or museum
  • Go for a walk
  • Meet a friend for lunch
  • Drop by the local library for a lecture or to pick up the latest best seller
  • Start a book club and meet once a month over lunch
  • Have a healthy lunch by trying something new, such as a vegetarian or ethnic restaurant
  • Start a healthy lunch swap and bring in meals to swap with a coworker
  • Play bridge, cribbage, backgammon or chess
  • Do a crossword puzzle or get hooked on Sudoku
  • Go to the local health club
  • Take up yoga
  • Find a quiet corner and meditate for a few minutes
  • Learn a new language

Make it a Healthy Break!

Need some ideas about how to pack a healthy lunch?

"I feel terrific after a noon skate at the Halifax Metro Centre. It's a great way to get a change of scenery and recharge the batteries for the rest of the day. When I'm not skating - there is a good chance you'll see me walking the boardwalk."
Darren Schives
OHS Consultant
Public Service Commission

"I go to the YMCA for a 45 minute workout 2 - 3 times a week on my lunch break. It is a great break, it's fun, and gives me energy for the rest of the day. On days I do not go to the Y, I make sure I go for a walk. Although not consciously thinking about work, I often come back from my outings with some of my best ideas and solutions."
Janet McKinnon
Executive Director
Office of the Ombudsman

Healthy Workplace