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The industries that are most likely to make you fatter



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Working in the transportation industry? It might be time to renew that gym membership – especially if you are a young female professional.

According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, workers in this sector are most likely (49%) to have gained weight in their current job.

Polling 3,000 full-time, U.S. workers in the private sector across industries and company sizes, the survey found professsionals working in the healthcare sector were the second most likely (48%) to pack on the pounds.

Those in the financial services sector followed (46%), tying with the sales industry.

Retail (40%), manufacturing (39%) and IT (38%) made up the top 7 sectors which are more likely to boost weight of professionals.

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“When asked what they felt contributed to their weight gain at their current job, 53% said ‘sitting at the desk most of the day,’ 45% said they are ‘too tired from work to exercise,’ and 36% of workers said ‘eating because of stress’,” the report stated.

It added women (49%) were more likely than men (39%) to report gaining weight at their present jobs.

Additionally, workers in management roles (49%) are somewhat more likely to find an increase in their weight than workers in non-management roles (43%).

“Workers in the middle of their careers appear more prone to weight gain than younger or mature workers,” the survey revealed.

“47% of workers ages 35-54 reported gaining weight at their present job, compared to 40% of workers ages 18-34 and 43% of workers 55 and older.”

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