Friday, July 17, 2015
Is work making you gain weight?
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?