Survey: Employees Say Their Work Makes Them Fat
Twenty-five percent of employees said that in their current position they gained at least 10 pounds. Ten percent reported an increase of 20 or more, according to a survey from CareerBuilder.
A majority of the workers (53 percent) partly blamed prolonged sitting on the job for the weight gain, while 49 percent don’t have the energy to work out, and around 33 percent confess to having no time to hit the gym.
Poor eating habits are another cause. Forty-one percent admitted to stress eating because of the job, and close to 25 percent dine out at least three times a week. Around 20 percent said they can’t help getting away from the candy jar.
In a press release, CareerBuilder recommends flexible working hours, bringing packed lunches, and following the 60/3 rule, whereby employees devote three minutes of walking around for every 60 minutes spent sitting at the desk.
Read the press release to access to the survey.