Professionals in the sector reveal that their job has lead them to shed the pounds
Hampshire, 20th April 2017 – According to the latest survey from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, over three quarter (84%) of workers in the catering sector believe that their job has had a positive effect on their health and what they eat. In fact nearly half (42.9%) said they have lost weight as a result, higher than any other sector in the UK.
The survey of 1,000 UK professionals explored the effect that working life has had on their health and diet and found that 23.8% of catering workers admitted to eating more healthy food. Alongside this, only 28.6% said that they snack at work, making the sector one of the most healthy to work in across the UK.
Furthermore, despite 66.7% of catering professionals revealing that their colleagues often bring in unhealthy snacks to the work, one in five (18.8%) said that they find these edible treats easy to resist.
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “Weight gain at work is not uncommon, but it’s clear from this data that being in an active job, such as catering, is having a positive impact of the health of those in the sector. Making healthy choices at work could improve your performance throughout the day, and leave you feeling less lethargic post-lunch, something that professionals in the sector are clearly taking into consideration. Balancing this with a bit of fresh air at lunchtime can really help with productivity, especially now that the sun is beginning to shine. But remember, it’s ok to treat yourself every once in a while!”