Programming and coding are brain-consuming tasks. In fact, there are only a few activities that are more brain demanding than computer programming.
In this regard, we came across a quite interesting Infographic by Go-Globe that takes a look at the eating habits of developers across the world. Here, are some of the key takeaways from the study.
Sitting in one place
A developer’s job requires sitting in one place – during most parts of the day. There is no physical activity and thus – they are not able to burn calories while working on the computer. This often leads to overeating or overindulgence in snacks and coffee.
According to the Infographic below, an average developer eats more than 2.5 kg of food per day, while coffee, junk food, pizzas, chips, and soft drinks remain to be their primary choice of meal.
Caffeine – the common fix
Caffeine remains the top ‘survival’ beverage for office workers – especially developers. Most programmers work around 18 hours a day and rely on coffee, tea, and energy drinks to keep their eyes open.
Being sedentary – and spending too much time hunching over a computer can make it harder to maintain weight. The result - many developers complain of weight gain and significant changes in the size of their clothing.
Are you a healthy developer?
Interestingly, there are two breeds of developers. The health-conscious and food junkie. As their tags imply, the healthy ones drink sufficient glasses of water, try to get in some exercise during the work hours, and eat smart while the junk food addict does the complete opposite.
Nevertheless, the developers need food to keep their energy levels up and keep the mind rolling. In the Infographic below, let’s take a look at how much food the developers need to go through the cognitive tasks of the day – and night!
Infographic by: Go-Globe