Job stress might lead to intake of junk food

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According to the information given through a study, stress at your job might lead to overeating and intake of junk food at dinnertime but there could be a barrier to his harmful pattern. The study suggests that sleeping well can serve as a protecting factor between job stress and unhealthy eating in the evening.

Associate Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University in the US, Chu-Hsiang Chang stated: “We found that employees who have a stressful workday tend to bring their negative feelings from the workplace to the dinner table, as manifested in eating more than usual and opting for more junk food instead of healthy food.”

The research, published online in the Journal of Applied Psychology, involved two studies of 235 workers in China. One study dealt with information technology employees who regularly experienced high workload and felt there was never enough time in the workday.