5 alternatives to smoking at lunchtime

The afternoon is prime time for smoke breaks. Here, Nicotinell provides five healthy alternatives to smoking at lunch so you can avoid lighting up and instead get back in the right frame of mind.


Take a walk

Is there a park near your office? Or maybe you’re in a neighbourhood with bustling street action. Whatever the case, get up and get out for a bit. Go for a stroll, take a breath of fresh air, and absorb some Vitamin-D friendly sunshine if it’s sunny!



Hitting the midday wall is both mental and physical. Meditation is a simple and effective way to recharge the batteries. A quick Google search can yield a list of easy-to-use, free meditation apps. Find 15 minutes when one of the conference rooms around the office isn’t being used, sit in a relaxed position and meditate.


Make some green tea

Studies show that green tea is good for you. You’ll get a lightly caffeinated energy boost but with less edge than coffee.


Build your to-do list

We all have things we want to remember to do, so make a to-do list. There are many apps available that are great tools for keeping things organized. Make categories like Travel Destinations, Restaurants, Shopping, Creative Ideas, Errands, etc. Once you get going, you won’t stop.


Make plans

There’s nothing better to occupy a bored mind than making plans to do fun stuff. Tap into that to-do list and think about a restaurant you’ve been wanting to try or a day trip you’ve been putting off. Reach out to friends or family members you haven’t seen in a while and put something in the calendar. They’ll be happy to hear from you and you’ll have something to look forward to.


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