Working long hours and diet

An interesting article about working long hours and how long hours can increase the chances of a unhealthy diet appears today courtesy of BBC News: Health.

It seems that working long hours not only increases the chances of workers indulging in unhealthy behaviour such as snacking, smoking and drinking caffeine; women are on average more prone than men to over-indulge in unhealthy habits.

The article itself - Long hours unhealthier for women - reports on some research that actually looks at the effects of stress on eating.

In more detail the study, "examined the stress caused by minor events, or hassles, both in and outside work such as having an argument with a colleague or friend, a meeting with your boss, giving a presentation at work, or missing a deadline."

It's worth a look if you are a person whose diet tends to suffer when work demands go up.

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