in #CASE you missed it… Most People Believe Their Job Is Causing Them To Gain Weight

in #CASE you missed it… Most People Believe Their Job Is Causing Them To Gain Weight

A lot of people think they’ve put on extra pounds because of their job

56% of workers say they're overweight and 45% believe their job is the reason for it

25% of workers gained more than 10 pounds at their current job, while 10% gained more than 20

Sitting at a desk most of the day is the main excuse for folks' their extra weight gain, followed by being too tired from work to exercise

A lot of people are probably coming to realization that they will have to be getting into a bathing suit soon and they aren’t exactly happy about it. Lots of folks have probably put on a few pounds during the colder months, and it seems a lot of folks are blaming that extra weight on their jobs.

According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 56% of workers say they are overweight and 45% believe their job is the reason for it. Overall, 25% of workers gained more than 10 pounds at their current job, while 10% gained more than 20.

So, what is causing all this extra job-related weight gain? Well, the biggest reasons include:

Sitting at a desk most of the day (51%)

Too tired from work to exercise (45%)

Eating because of stress (38%)

No time to exercise before or after work (38%)

Eating out regularly (24%)

Having to skip meals because of time constraints (19%)

Workplace celebrations (18%)

The temptation of the office candy jar (16%)

Pressure to eat food co-workers bring in (8%)

Do you think your job is the reason you put on the pounds?

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