A lot of folks experience stress at work, and for women, that could be bad news for their waistline.
A new study finds that women who struggle with stress from their jobs, are more likely to gain weight over the next ten to 20 years.
As for why, scientists suggest it could be that being so overwhelmed at work could make women feel lazy, and it could also prompt them to overindulge in food that isn’t good for them.
Such stress also produces the hormone cortisol, which is responsible for fat around the middle.
Interestingly, stress on the job doesn’t seem to have the same effect on man, with the study suggesting it could be because women are also dealing with more responsibility at home, as well as their job.