What's the Surprising Thing That Could be Packing on the Pounds?
Hint: It's not eating delicious cake (like this one), overeating, lack of exercise, or the ups and downs of life events such as breakups, marriage, or pregnancy. Give up?
According to a new study conducted at a company in New York indicated that job stress is associated with a bigger waistline.
Workers with higher job stress were fatter than employees with less stressful positions. The stressed employees had a body mass index (BMI) that was about one unit heavier on average than that of their relaxed co-workers...The results showed no association between short-term stress and weight, but chronic stress was a different story. Workers with more responsibilities and less control had BMIs one point higher than their co-workers with low responsibility and high control, even after adjustments for known obesity risk factors like age, race and income.
You can read the entire article at Live Science here.