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Obesity in the workplace is a growing phenomenon, with repercussions for both workers and their employers. International studies have found that the combination of a sedentary job and poor eating habits often leads to obesity, which can put the heart at risk and pave the way for a litany of other diseases. Obesity is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gall bladder disease, and some cancers ( Brunner et al. 2007 ). As well, obese workers have a substantially higher prevalence of metabolic, circulatory, musculoskeletal, and respiratory disorders ( Thomson Healthcare 2007 ). Obesity in the workplace can have ...
An information blog providing job and career opportunities in the research, design, delivery and evaluation of healthcare services. OBESITY AFFECTS JOB PERFORMANCE The prevalence of obesity in the Canadian workforce, especially for men, has risen during the past decade. In 2005, 15.7% of employed Canadians aged 18 to 64, or more than two million people, were obese, up from 12.5% in the mid-1990s. Read the article here To subscribe to any of the Longwoods journals, click here . CAREERS: sent to +40,000 people including Canada's student nurses. Today's Jobs Health Service ... Read More
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