British Sandwich Week

british sandwich weekEnjoy your sandwiches this British Sandwich Week and grab some proper break time to enjoy them

British Sandwich Week is a week-long celebration of the greatest food to go and quite possibly the most iconic British culinary invention, the Sandwich.

Ever since John Montague, the 4th Earl of Sandwich ordered cold beef between slices of toast, to avoid getting up from his cards game, his name has become synonymous with the delectable dish.

In today’s world  we want to get on with our lives and grab a sandwich, the ultimate food to go. So much so that in Britain alone we buy over 3.5 billion sandwiches a year.

Whether you experiment with healthy home made or bought, sandwiches are a popular food to take to work and many people will happily snack on their sandwich at their desk over their lunch break.
The British Chiropractic Association has some great advice for desk hoggers looking to maximise their lunchbreaks.

– Get off your bus/train/tube a stop earlier and walk if possible.
– Don’t sit at your desk or stand at your workstation for more than 30-40 minutes; stand up to stretch, change position and walk around a little.
– Set lunchtime goals such as step monitor or specific walking targets to encourage you to get away and take a proper break.
– Look for small opportunities to exercise during the day; use the stairs instead of the lift or escalator.
– Set up your desk and chair at work to make it as optimal for you and your back as possible. Your seat should be adjusted so that your feet are flat on the ground, your knees bent, but with a slope from your hips to your knees. You should end up with your hips higher than your knees and your eyes level with the top of the computer screen. You may need to put the screen on a stand or even on a ream of paper to bring it to the right height. Relax when sitting into your chair, making sure you have your bottom against the seat back with your shoulder blades are touching the back rest of the chair. Arms should be flat and your elbows level with the desk or table you are using. Use a seat with arm rests.
– Drink Up! – Try drinking water instead of tea or coffee; it will be healthier and keep your body hydrated.

Bored with your Lunch, then how about tying these healthy new sandwich ideas

Enjoy your sandwiches this British Sandwich Week and grab some proper break time to enjoy them.