Many people put in long hours so that they can achieve their career goals. Some people also notice that they gain weight while they are working towards their career goals. Office donuts and missed workouts are often the culprit behind weight gain. Most people are well aware of the fact that skipping workouts and eating unhealthy meals can lead to weight. However, many people do not know that job stress can cause weight gain.
Elissa Epel is a leading researcher on stress, aging and weight. He is also the author of a book entitled “The Telomere Effect: The Science Of Living Longer.” She stated that workplace stress is one of the main sources of stress today. There have been a number of studies done to show that workplace stress can lead to weight gain. A study done in 2015 that was published in the International Journal of Obesity in London showed that women who were heavier when they started their job were more likely to gain weight.
Unless one has an active job, they likely spend 8 to 12 hours per day sitting down. Being sedentary can lead to weight gain. Even if one exercises, they can still gain weight if they spend most of their day sitting down. Stress causes your cortisol levels to increase. Cortisol can cause you to gain weight.
Many people wonder whether they have to choose their health over their ambition or vice versa. There are some things that you can do in order to combat stress-related weight gain and protect your health. You should try to get up and walk around the office several times per day. A 15-minute walk can help reduce some of the negative effects of stress. You should also bring healthy snacks to work instead of eating things that are high in sugar and fat.