Work Fatigue And Working Overtime Are Associated With Weight Gain:
"The study revealed some risk groups, where weigh gain was more common than in other groups. Especially work fatigue was strongly associated with weight gain. Work fatigue measures pre-stage for burn out. Those who report work fatigue 'feel totally worn out after a day at work', 'feel tired in the morning when they have to get up and go to work', 'have to work too hard', 'feel like totally exhausted', 'report that their work is definitely too stressful', and 'they worry about their work even when they are off duty'. Working overtime was defined as working over 40 hours a week."
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The point is that while correlation does not equal causation, it is a data point that suggests that being over weight can be partly the result of stress reducing strategies.