IT Workers Lead U.S. in Weight Gain on the Job

IT Workers Lead U.S. in Weight Gain on the Job

Heavy AdmissionHeavy Admission

55% of workers categorize themselves as overweight.

Tech ChallengeTech Challenge

50% of IT employees have gained weight on the job—tops among all vocations—compared to 39% of U.S. workers overall.

Consequences of ScaleConsequences of Scale

39% say they’ve gained weight at their current job, with 21% putting on more than 10 pounds.

Weighty LoadWeighty Load

44% of managers say they’ve added pounds in their current job, compared to 38% of non-managers.

Generational DivideGenerational Divide

40% of those 35 and older have gained weight on the job, compared to 30% of those 24 or younger.

Gender DifferencesGender Differences

46% of women workers say they’ve gained weight on the job, compared to 33% of males.

Slim StatusSlim Status

18% of professionals say coworkers who are fit and thin are shown more favoritism in the office.

Troublesome TreatsTroublesome Treats

21% of workers who have gained weight blame it on colleagues who bring treats into the office.

Get CirculatedGet Circulated

42% of employees don’t exercise regularly, and 13% don’t do so at all.

Best Practices: Get Up, Stand UpBest Practices: Get Up, Stand Up

Find excuses to move around: Take stairs instead of elevators. Get up and walk to co-workers’ desks to converse instead of using e-mail or the phone.

Best Practices: Pack It InBest Practices: Pack It In

28% of employees who’ve gained weight say they dine out too often. So pack your lunches to help control portions and avoid unhealthy impulse choices like junk or fast food.

Best Practices: A Little Goes a Long WayBest Practices: A Little Goes a Long Way

Keep tiny, healthy snacks such as fruit at your desk. Focus on smaller but more frequent nutritious meals instead of large, heavy portions.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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