40% of Remote Workers Report Quarantine Weight Gain


A Less Active Workforce is Resulting in Unhealthy Outcomes for Many

Norwalk, CT. [April 16, 2020] In a recent poll conducted by OperationsInc (, one of the nation’s largest human resources consulting firms, 40 percent of newly remote workers under home quarantine reported that they have gained weight since their offices have closed.

“In homes everywhere, cooking and baking have become a daily, if not hourly, ritual,” explained David Lewis, CEO of OperationsInc. “All that food and focus on preparing it as a cathartic activity to help pass the time is resulting in a greater caloric intake.”

According to Lewis, food consumption isn’t the only issue.

“Walking around an office to go to meetings, heading out to get lunch, going down the hall to use the restroom, and even movement that we usually do during our commutes represent calorie burning activity missing from our new home-based lives,” Lewis added.

Data was collected online as part of OperationsInc’s ongoing free webinar series, “COVID-19: Your HR Questions Answered”. Of the over 300 remote workers polled about their weight since going into quarantine last month:

  • 40% reported weight gain.
  • 42% have not experienced a weight change.
  • 14% reported weight loss.
  • 4% are unsure if their weight has changed.

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About OperationsInc

Founded by CEO David Lewis in 2001, OperationsInc specializes in HR solutions for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. OperationsInc has a portfolio of over 200 different HR related services, including  Human Resources Outsourcing and Consulting, Managed Payroll Services, Payroll and HR Contingency and Continuity Planning, Reduction in Force Management and Administration, Interim and Emergency HR and Payroll Support, Outsourced Recruiting Services, HR Crisis Management Services, Online Training & Development Services, Employee Leave Management, Organizational Development Services, and Benefits Administration.

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