A new study has been released saying that pressures at work make women gain weight. This made me ask the question:


Published in the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, researchers in Sweden found that women who have high-demand jobs for around 20 years gain twenty percent more weight than women working in low-demand jobs.

The participants in the study were investigated on three occasions over a 20-year period with respect to such variables as body weight and demands and control at work.

The respondents were asked about their work pace, psychological pressures, whether there was enough time for them to accomplish things on their list of to-dos, and whether or not the work they did sometimes contradicted its self.

The questions about control at work covered such matters as how often they learned something new; whether the job called for imagination or advanced skills; and whether the respondent was personally able to choose what to do and how to do it, according to The Tribune.

Researchers say that the weight gain is likely because they have more responsibility at work, and less time to focus on exercising and leading a healthy lifestyle.

Is your current job stressful? Do you think you'd be less stressed in the career you wanted when you were five years old? Considering the fact I wanted to be a scientist at my first grade "Career Day," I think I'm living a pretty good life right now.

[THE TRIBUNE]