Your job may be hazardous to your health! Obesity is on the rise in america, and it poses serious threats to your health. Being overweight contributes to diabetes, heart problems, and increases cancer risk. Things we routinely do at our jobs, and give little thought, can cause substantial weight gain. When you arrive in the morning, are there donuts in the coffee room? Being too tired to get proper exercise can be a huge problem, along with stress eating. A recent Harris Poll listed 10 workplace factors contributing to weight gain. Experts recommend bringing your lunch instead of going out or ordering in. Many employers also offer help, knowing healthy employees are more productive. Insurance rates play into it as well. I work in a place where there's often free food, and I've lost 45 pounds since September It's not easy, but it can be done.

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