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Putting on Pounds in the Recession? You’re Not Alone

Editorial Team

More evidence that hard times are taking a toll on our waistlines, especially if we’re already pudgy. Overweight people — men and women — tend to pack on weight because of job stress and financial pressures, a new study shows. USA TODAY reports in today’s editions that researchers studied data on 1,355 people who had their stress and weight measured in 1995 and then again in 2004. Stress had no effect on normal weight people.


  1. Janine

    I guess I’m in the minority; I lost 30 lbs. One of my first strategies, at the beginning of my lay-off, was to lose weight and get in shape. The winter took a bit of a toll and I have to lose the little bit I gained, but I know how to do it. A daily or weekly health strategy of diet and exercise is one of the best things I can do while job searching.

  2. Marsha Lee

    When my position was eliminated, I decided to make some changes in my life. One of them was to get healthy and stay in shape. Looking my best and feeling great gives me confidence to move forward to a brighter future.

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