Apr 29th 2009 By Allison James
Yet another recent study shows that people, especially the female types, are more likely to gain weight on the job
A new online survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder
found that a quarter of employees claimed they had gained more than 10 lbs. (12 percent say they packed on 20 lbs.) after starting a new job, but women (48 percent) were more likely than men (39 percent) to say they have put on weight.
They blamed the added poundage on increased snacking, eating out, lack of exercise and, yes, stress caused by the current economic situation. At this point, it seems like everything we do -- including starting college
, getting married
and, oh, possessing XX chromosomes -- has been shown to cause our waistlines to expand.
Is there anything that doesn't
make women gain weight somehow?