Why are IT Workers Gaining Weight?

Recent studies show that IT professionals are tend to outpace other professionals in an alarming new area: weigh gain.  The information technology field may show IT contractors, IT recruiters, and IT managers gaining higher poundage for a few reasons.

The first, though not special to the industry, may be the fact that IT consultants do tend to sit quite a bit at work.  There are plenty of studies about the dangers of sitting and it’s hard to ignore how often people in IT sit at their IT jobs.  The second reason may be that IT workers are likely to have to work odd or long hours to keep up with the 24/7 need for technology that delivers.  Sleep deprivation or odd sleep patterns are shown to throw off people’s metabolism significantly.  Some studies even show that tired workers are more likely to reach for food full of carbohydrates or sugar.  Lastly, IT professionals, like most professionals, are subjected to the onslaught of office food and office food as a management incentive.  Providing food for workers is a well-known tactic for managers to gain loyalty. While well-intentioned, managers who use this tactic too often may be hurting their supports.



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