June 20, 2013
Weight Gain and Work
According to a recent study, some jobs are more apt to encourage weight gain than others. Perhaps unsurprisingly, receptionists are most likely to gain weight. IT techs and engineers also tip the scales at the top of the list. It's not only people who sit behind desks who tend to gain weight, though. Nurses and teachers, who are often on their feet most of the day, also report packing on the pounds. Stress, which has long been associated with weight gain, is one of the main reasons, as is the tendency to eat readily available junk food under times of pressure. Scientists and factory workers reported little to no weight gain. The survey was conducted by CareerBuilder.com and it polled 3,700 workers. The results were staggering. Over half the workers polled considered themselves overweight. Treats brought in by co-workers were also blamed for tighter waistbands. The tendency to eat out and hit up happy hour multiple times a week were listed as other culprits. This said, 50% of people surveyed said they went to the gym at least 3 times a week. So what’s up? Exercising 3 times a week is not enough to combat an otherwise sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle. A few ways to help combat job related weight gain include packing healthy meals and snacks to take to work, getting up and moving at least every hour, and (you guessed it!) hitting up our DailyHIIT workouts. Burn more calories than you ingest. The math’s simple! Cut out the weight gain and get started with our DailyHiit routine.