Baker Stuart’s Insight: ‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to overeat. But it’s not just festive indulgence we need to think about. This research shows that 42% of workers admit to overeating and choosing unhealthy foods due to stress in the workplace.
More than four in 10 (42%) employee respondents overeat or eat unhealthy foods because of workplace stress , according to research by Canada Life Group Insurance.
Its survey of 1,006 full-time and part-time employees also found that 31% of respondents who work in an open-plan office believe that either their colleagues or their boss would not approve if they used their full lunch hour to exercise , compared with 14% of respondents who work from home.
The research also found: 61% of respondents who work outside are more likely to make unhealthy food choices at work, compared to 58% of those who work in an open-plan office, 50% of respondents who work on a shop or business floor, and 32% of respondents who work from home.
58% of office-based respondents agree that their job does not leave them time to exercise, compared to 38% of respondents who work from home. 45% […]