Weight Gain

Keep Off Those Extra Office Pounds

By Koh Wanzi

Having a white-collar job in Singapore often means the start of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle and the beginning of a spell of inactivity that can be hard to break. After all, more time spent sitting at a desk means less time and energy to dedicate to exercise.

A recent JobsCentral Survey found that more than three in five Singaporean workers have gained weight since starting work. Furthermore, 16.8 per cent reported gaining at least 20kg since joining the workforce and an earlier survey found that they packed on the pounds at approximately the rate of 3kg for every year of work. (Read More Here!)

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Survey Results: Singapore Workers Reveal Their Working Weight Woes, in JobsCentral Survey

By Jonathan Tay

More than three in five Singapore workers (61.7 per cent) have gained weight since starting work. Furthermore, 16.8 per cent have reported gaining at least 20 kg since joining the workforce. This is according to an online study conducted by JobsCentral which included the responses of more than 3,000 working adults in Singapore. The majority of weight gainers (59.3 per cent) recorded a more conservative increase of less than 10 kg.

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