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Careerbuilder: U.S. Workers Report Weight Gain on the Job

June 06 2012

Forty-four percent of U.S. workers said they have gained weight at their current job, while 16 percent said they lost weight, according to a survey released by CareerBuilder.

Occupations that had a higher incidence of workers reporting weight gain included travel agents, attorneys/judges, teachers and physicians.

More than half of workers (54 percent) attributed their weight gain to sitting at their desk for most of the day. Stress (37 percent) and eating out regularly (23 percent) were the other top responses.

The CareerBuilder survey was conducted by Harris Interactive and included 5,772 U.S. workers between Feb. 9 and March 2.


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Brett Isis06/06/2012 09:12 pm

I'm sorry but this article is drawing a connection between two things that have nothing to do with eachother. Of course, people that have physical labor intensive jobs are going to burn calories while they work, but that doesn't mean that office employees have to gain weight. The masses need to learn to manage their weight and then it won't matter what job they have.

Sarah James06/06/2012 02:16 pm

thats kind of an odd thing to be worried about ... i just read this brief article at http://half-bridge.blogspot.com/2012/06/us-job-report-may-2012.html ... i think this is another thing to be worried about --- you wont get the job in the first place and if you do, you will be F A T ...


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