Desk-work Linked to Chocolate Cravings

Tuesday 13th July 2010

Scientists have found that desk-bound workers are more likely to crave sweet treats that widen the waist-line. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen claim that the stress of working at our computers affects blood sugar levels, causing the brain to believe that it must replace calories quickly. Researchers claim that watching TV and playing computer games could also trigger the same cravings for calorie-rich treats including chocolates, cake and biscuits.

Researchers warn that working at your desk could be a weight gain 'double whammy' as workers are unable to do much physical exercise to burn off the extra calories consumed as a result of their stress-led appetite.

Scientists recommend that workers who want to stay trim should take regular breaks from their screen or try occasionally typing whilst standing upright.


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