A poll of workers commissioned by Gloucestershire-based HR consultancy Reabur has found that office workers consume on average 700 calories more than other professions. Eighty-nine percent of office drones admit to snacking at their desks every day. Only four percent of the medical profession make a similar admission.
Twenty-six percent say they have gained weight since joining an office environment. Forty-six percent say they snack out of boredom.
Said Georgina Read of Reabur, “I would recommend if staff are keen to reduce their waistline they resist the temptation for snacks and instead go and get a glass of water.
“From a HR point of view, I would suggest people make the most of their scheduled break and lunch break no matter what their work environment. Not only will this help people resist the urge to snack but it will also boost productivity in the office.
“Having the occasional treat at work is a great way to socialise with colleagues; however, we must be careful to not allow it to become an everyday occurrence resulting in poor health.”
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