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Its all a matter of proximity when it comes to obesity from office food!

There Are Many Ways To Boost Employees Morale And Satisfaction In The Company, One Of Which Is Offering Free Food. Some Organisations See Free Snacks And Beverages As Big Contributors To Increased Productivity And Morale Boosting. However, Unhealthy Food Choices Can Cause Major Health Problems Leading To Office Obesity Epidemic.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 15 May 2016, 04:58:34 PM
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New Delhi :

There are many ways to boost employees morale and satisfaction in the company, one of which is offering free food. Some organisations see free snacks and beverages as big contributors to increased productivity and morale boosting. However, unhealthy food choices can cause major health problems leading to office obesity epidemic.

According to a new study, proximity of the food also decided how much are you going to eat it, that means, the distance at which food is kept will also determine if you will have frequent grub breaks or not.

Proximity of snacks or beverages is directly proportional to increased consumption rate. Closer the snacks or food, more the people tended to have it.

Researchers from Saint Joseph’s and Yale Universities conducted this experiment to examine the snacking behaviour and consumption at Google’s New York Office. They came up with the conclusion that an extra few feet of distance between snacks and beverages yielded a significant change in snacking frequency.

This snacking behaviour differed in both men and women. This study was published in the journal Appetite and showed how right kind of culinary indulgence can cut office obesity rates and promote healthy environments.

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First Published : 15 May 2016, 04:52:00 PM

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