Fat and Lazy...
New research claims obesity is linked to reduced productivity at work. More from the Armenian Medical Network:
Employees who are moderately to extremely obese have reduced productivity on the job, even compared to overweight or mildly obese workers, reports a study in the January Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).Oh man. I can relate to this. When I was a porker, I worked like a beached whale, now, I buzz around the office like a coked up bumble bee.
Led by Donna M. Gates. Ed.D., R.N., of University of Cincinnati, the researchers measured various aspects of productivity in a random sample of 341 manufacturing employees. Most of the workers were overweight or obese, including a 23 percent rate of mild obesity (body mass index [BMI] 30 to 34.9) and a 13 percent rate of moderate to extreme obesity (BMI 35 or higher). Another 43 percent of workers were classified as overweight but not obese (BMI 25 to 29.9).
Workers with moderate to extreme obesity had the greatest health-related limitations at work, or “presenteeism.” specifically, moderately to extremely obese workers had limitations in time needed to complete work tasks and ability to meet physical work demands. These limitations were significantly greater than in the overweight or mildly obese groups.
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