UK office workers consume an extra 100,000 calories each year just from snacking
A new study of 1000 women has found that UK female office workers are consuming an extra 100,000 calories a year from snacking at their desks.
The study shows they indulge in at least three snacks during a typical working day, totaling almost 500 calories - with 39 percent admitting to hiding away packets of biscuits and a further 45 percent having a personal stash of crisps.
To back this up we've found that it's quite common for new white collar workers to refer to the "office stone" after just a few months.
For every 3,500 calories, the general rule of thumb is it adds a pound of weight to your waistline — assuming it’s not burned off. The NHS guidelines state women should eat no more than 2,000 calories a day, to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
How can this behaviour pattern and sitting all day make any sense and help towards a fit and healthy life? It can't and doesn't.