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10 ideas for getting some sun during your lunch break

The Boston Public Garden can be a great place to go for lunch. Jonathan Wiggs/ The Boston Globe

Summer is officially here, but for many of us, office life makes it hard to enjoy the weather to the fullest. Sitting at your desk or in your cold, dreary office to eat lunch can make the days feel longer and it is proven that getting outside to soak up some vitamin D can be good for your health.

Kimberly Elsbach, a professor at the University of California, Davis who studies workplace psychology told NPR, “We know that creativity and innovation happen when people change their environment, and especially when they expose themselves to a nature-like environment, to a natural environment.’’

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Need to get your creative juices flowing? Here are some ideas to get outside for an hour during lunch if you work in the downtown Boston area:

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