Why do so many of us feel guilty about taking a lunch break?

New research from health psychologists at Staffordshire University explores why some employees feel guilty about taking their legally entitled breaks.The paper’s lead author Dr Mike Oliver explained: “The legally required minimum time for a lunch break at work is 20 minutes, however there is a growing trend nationally for large numbers of people not to take breaks at work, with surveys reporting that between 66% and 82% of workers don’t always take their breaks.