Study: Bored Office Workers Risk Increased Health Problems

bored at work get sick
bored at work get sick

As many office workers know, battling boredom on the job can be an everyday challenge. But few may know that routinely feeling listless on the job threatens their well-being by causing them to seek solace in food and drink, new research shows.

The very act of being bored can lead to health problems, according to a study by Sandi Mann, of the University of Central Lancashire in England. Employees who complain of "chronic boredom" are more likely to consume more chocolate and coffee and have a drink containing alcohol at the end of the day.