The rich may be getting richer, but the poor are getting much more than they desire. According to a recent study in Germany, it has been confirmed that those with mounting debt also see mounting numbers on the scale. Says leading researcher Dr. Eva Munster:
“We’ve shown that debt can be associated with the probability of being overweight or obese, independent of [income, education and occupational status]…”
…certain lifestyle changes linked to debt, such as restricted daily activities, “comfort eating” and poorer available food choices may all contribute to packing on pounds during financial hard times.
It appears that those of us seeking to lose weight would benefit by reducing our debt as much as possible as well! Conversely, for those wishing to avoid obesity, try cutting up those credit cards and opening a savings account.
USA Decade Of Debt Chart (click to enlarge)