Healthcare Industry Workers Not Always the Healthiest

the MPR take:

According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, certain professions are associated with an increased rate of obesity. Researchers used the 2010 National Health Interview Survey to examine how the number of hours worked and the work environment itself impacted employee obesity rates.  Workers who put in 40+ hours and were subjected to a hostile work environment on a constant basis were more likely to be obese. Some of the industries that ranked highest for obesity prevalence were public administration, utilities, information, transportation and warehousing, healthcare and social assistance.  With regards to healthcare, workers in the "healthcare services" category were more likely to be obese than those in the "health diagnosing" positions.

Healthcare Industry Workers Not Always the Healthiest
Healthcare Industry Workers Not Always the Healthiest
Employers want their workers to be healthy—both for insurance-cost and humane reasons—but aspects of those very jobs can make workers sick. (A more tragic explanation would be that people who are already obese are more likely to be harassed at work.) But surprisingly, the researchers also found ...

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