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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:46 AM
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CareerBuilder.com survey: 47% of workers gained weight at current jobs
Forty-seven Percent of Workers Have Gained Weight at Their Current Jobs, According to CareerBuilder.com Survey

(CareerBuilder.com)
Thursday, July 28, 2005

http://www.creativepro.com/story/news/23207.html

Workers often take new jobs to earn a fatter paycheck, but their bank accounts aren't the only things expanding. Forty-seven percent of workers say they have gained weight since starting their present jobs, according to a recent CareerBuilder.com survey. The survey, "Work and Health 2005," was conducted from May 17, 2005 to May 27, 2005 and included more than 1,600 workers.

"Today's busy workers have trouble finding the time to cook healthy meals and exercise regularly, and their waistlines are suffering," says Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at CareerBuilder.com. "Employers aren't offering much support in this area. Seventy-three percent of workers say their employers don't offer workout facilities, gym passes or weight loss programs to help their employees slim down." Haefner offers the following tips to help workers fight the bulge at work:

* Blacklist the vending machines. Thirty-five percent of workers say they snack at the office at least twice a day, and 43 percent of workers say they eat more unhealthy snacks at work than at home. Pack healthier snacks like yogurt and veggies in your work bag each day. That way, when the afternoon hunger hits, you won't beeline to the vending machines.

* Use your lunch hour. If you have a fitness center in or near your office, your lunch hour is a prime time to squeeze in a workout. Or, grab a bite at your desk, then go out for a walk around your neighborhood.

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:54 AM
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1. lunch hour, LOL
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 09:54 AM by Skittles
do people actually still get those things? My typical "lunch" is I heat up a Hot Pocket because they only take 90 seconds, then I'm back at my desk monitoring 20 LPARS while I eat it
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:07 AM
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2. I gained 25 lbs sitting behind my computer.
I got it off by changing my eating habits.
:thumbsup:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:09 AM
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3. Yep, I've gained weight
this past year. :-(

Being unemployed was better on my waistline. :-P

I really tried to stick to a workout schedule and I even bring my luch. But man, it's hard.
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