Extra hours at work 'may add inches to women's waistlines'Jul 15, 11:16 am
Sydney, July 15 (ANI): The more hours women work, the more likely they are to gain weight, a new study has found.Nicole Au, the study leader from Centre for Health Economics at Monash University said that the weight gain was likely linked to the women living less healthy lifestyles."Working women are faced with so many different time pressures, which leaves them with less time to engage in physical activity and less time to prepare healthy meals," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted her as saying.The study of 9000 middle-aged Australian women found that women who worked long hours, defined as between 41 and 48 hours, or very long hours, meaning more than 49 hours a week, were also more likely to smoke, drink at risky levels and not exercise. About 65 percent who worked long hours drank at risky levels, compared with 42 percent of the women who were not in the labour force and 53 percent who were unemployed."'These statistics ... provide some clues as to how employment patterns may affect lifestyle choices, and subsequently, body weight,'" Dr Au said.55 percent of the women gained weight over two years and 31 percent lost weight. "On average the women gained 1.5 percent of their initial weight but we were seeing quite extreme amounts of weight gain as well," she said.Dr Au said that the effect of long work hours was particularly noticeable among the women who gained the most weight, with some gaining nearly 12 percent of their body weight, which is the equivalent of about eight kilograms for a woman weighing 69 kilograms.The study has been published in the International Journal of Obesity. (ANI)
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