Constantly sitting at your desk at work all day can cause many health issues. In a recent survey to U.S workers by CareerBuilder, it revealed that 55% of them felt they were overweight and 44% said they gained their weight during their present job.
The reasons they felt they gained weight were:
- 53% – sitting at the desk most of the day
- 45% – too tired from work to exercise
- 36% – eating because of stress
“Workers are becoming more and more health conscious, but due to higher stress, longer work days and constant multi-tasking, it is more difficult to find the time to act on wellness goals,” said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer for CareerBuilder. “To make wellness at work a priority, companies should emphasize its importance from top leadership down and focus on engagement, motivation, support and strategy when implementing new programs.”
Getting away from your desk at regular intervals can have creative benefits but also provide you a small amount of health benefits. But if you are serious about self-improvement or just your health, how are you planning on permanently getting away from your desk and escaping the rat race?