More than a third of American clergy members are obese. Shocking?
Historically clergy have been among the healthiest of major professions, with only teachers having lower mortality rates, but recent research shows that clergy’s obesity rate has climbed to 30 percent, according to Pulpit & Pew, a research project on pastoral leadership.
So what are the culprits for this rise in obesity? According to a recent Baylor University study — stress, longer hours, low pay and lack of self-care.