Women blame weight gain to their jobs: Survey

February 14th, 2008 - 3:47 pm ICT by admin  


London, Feb 14 (ANI): A recent survey has revealed that most working women blame their jobs for putting on weight.

The survey involving 300 female workers have found that most of the overweight female workers blame their desk jobs and shift-work for gaining weight.

According to the data from the Office for National Statistics, there were 7.8 million women in full-time employment in the UK in October to December last year.

Around 80 per cent of respondents who worked shifts said they had put on weight as meals are often eaten at the wrong times.

The survey also found that 82 per cent of women earning their livelihood by driving cabs and lorry said that driving many hours a day compelled them to consume fast food and less time to exercise.

“People who are working shifts should try to eat three meals a day, even if they are not at the times you would usually expect to eat,” Scotsman quoted Bridget Aisbitt, from the British Nutrition Foundation, as saying.

According to the survey by the makers of the herbal weight-loss remedy Adios, 18 per cent of overweight women blamed their jobs for their weight problems. (ANI)

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