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Unemployment kills good health habits, according to Gallup

Unemployed people look past fruits and vegetables and
pass up exercising more than employed people, according to a
study done by Gallup.

Those who work full-time or are part-time employees scored
60.8 on practicing good health habits weekly, as opposed to
59.1 percent of those who were unemployed, according to the

Exercising for 30 minutes is the one area in which a few age
groups of unemployed people scored higher. Ages 65 and older
scored 3.1 more than those who are employed full time. In
fact, those at retirement age tend to improve their eating
habits and other healthy behaviors.

“People who make healthier life choices are more likely to
hold and sustain employment and may be able to travel to and
from work and put in a full day of work more comfortable
than those who lead less healthy lives,” said the article.