While surveys show that lunch breaks remain an essential way for employees to rest and recharge for the second half of the day, not all lunch breaks are equal, according to an Academy of Management Journal article.

Researchers surveyed more than 100 university employees and found that the activities they participated in during lunch affected their energy levels, as did whether employees had a choice in participating in those activities. The findings showed that autonomy was essential to having a restorative lunch.

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