Weighty Problem

October 2011
HR Magazine;Oct2011, Vol. 56 Issue 10, p32
The article reports on a research which showed that the U.S. workplace plays a huge role in workers' collective weight problem due to the lack of physical activity at work. The U.S. obesity epidemic is described to be attributable to poor eating habits, decreased activity, and the shift from labor-intensive jobs to the less physical information and service occupations. Human resources may want to provide incentives for employees to prevent weight-related health problems.


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