US IT Workers Becoming Fatties


Chicago (IL) - American IT workers have horrible eating habits and a new survey shows that most of them gain weight. polled 7700 workers from Feb 11 to March 13 and found that 34 percent said they gained more than 10 pounds while 17% went all out and gained 20 pounds while working in the field.

Of course eating habits had a huge impact on this and 38% said they ate out at least twice a week with co-workers. Sadly, 11% said they buy their lunch from vending machines at least once a week.

I used to work at NetZero (remember those guys) during the height of the Dot-Com Boom and trust me I know what these guys are going through. We had vending machines stocked to the brim with chips, cookies and soda. Everything was free, so all you had to do was punch a bunch of buttons and your horribly unhealthy lunch would appear.

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  • gm0n3y
    When I graduated from college I went from being 175lbs with about 12% body fat to 210lbs with 27% body fat in about 2 years. This industry sucks for staying healthy. For me it wasn't even the food, its the sedentary nature of the job. Now I bike to work every day and I'm down to 193lbs and I'm guessing 19-20% body fat, but it takes a lot of work to even stay at that.
  • xxsk8er101xx
    I worked for a company that had a built in gym no one there was over weight in IT or any other department. Besides the few that chose it or has medical conditions.

    To fight this the government should offer grants and tax right offs to build a gym or offer gym discounts to their choice of the local gym.
  • cottonball
    It's not the IT feild, it's just the easy route is almost always the unhealthy route. Any job that doesn't require you to be very active, requires you to use personal effort to stay in shape. So tired of people blaming their job. If they were truely concerned they would hit the gym or go jogging around their neighborhood or do as gn0n3y does and bike to and from work.

    It's not the job it's the lazy people blaming the job.