Friday, July 17, 2015

Is work making you gain weight?

Work is sedentary. Work is stressful. So is your job making you chubby?

Yeah, probably--isn't everything?

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder, writes that 6 out of 10 US workers think they are overweight--and last year, this was only 55%.

Research shows that those who think they have high levels of stress are 49% more like to call themselves overweight.

But what do workers think causes this?

--Sitting at the desk most of the day (56% said this)
--Too tired from work to exercise (43%)
--Eating from stress (37%)
--Welness not a priority

The health of a company's workforce, studies show, affects morale and productivity. Desk taties are often slow and depressed.

Obvious ways to keep weight off--

--Snack and eat out less (what about those doughnuts companies provide?)

--Exercise more (groan)

--Take advantage of wellness benefits offered

--Leave your desk for lunch.

Maybe even a walk as part of lunch hour?

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