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Offices Make You Fat

By Paperstone on June 10, 2010 in Office Workers

A recent US survey has found that 44 percent of workers have gained weight in their current jobs. According to the CareerBuilder survey, 32 percent of these weight-gaining workers say that work stress contributed to the extra pounds.

As causes for weight gain, workers also cited sitting at a desk most of the day (49%), eating out regularly (25%), workplace celebrations (16%) and skipping meals because of time constraints (14%)

“Especially in this economy, it is easier to pick up unhealthy eating habits in the office as workers spend more time on heavier workloads and less time on themselves,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of Human Resources for CareerBuilder. “Employers know that employees who are healthier and have less stress are more productive and ultimately stay longer in their positions. Because of this, we continue to see employers taking a more proactive role in their staff’s health by offering perks such as gym passes, onsite workout facilities, wellness benefits and even contests that promote healthy living.”


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