A recent study in the International Journal of Obesity analyzed this problem. In brief, a group of 40 – 60 year old women and men were studied for their weight gain during a previous 12 month period viaquestionnaire.
The variables included 7 factors: job demands, job control, work fatigue, working overtime, work-related mental strain,social support, and work–home interface.
The results were then adjusted for age, education, marital status, physical strain and body mass index.
I’m betting you’ve already guessed the results–for who of haven’t faced this challenge of balancing work life, home life, and health priorities?
RESULTS: In the previous 12 months, 25% of women and 19% of men reported weight gain. Work fatigue and working overtime were associated with weight gain in both sexes. Women who were dissatisfied with combining paid work and family life were more likely to have gained weight. Men with low job demands were less likely to have gained weight. All of these associations were independent of each other.
研究结果： 在过去的12 个月里，四分之一（25% ）的女性和五分之一（19% ）的男性报告称体重有所增加。无论男女，体重增加都与工作疲劳和加班工作有关。受到工作与家庭牵绊的女性尤其容易发胖。所有的相关性都是根据个体的研究得出的结果。
The study concluded that work fatigue and working overtime are risk factors for weight gain.