Weight Reducing Interventions for Overweight and Obese Employees
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 835-844
AbstractObesity is a highly prevalent risk factor among every working individual around the globe. It is often accompanied by absenteeism, increased health expenditure, decreased productivity, and reduced quality of life. Obesity along with overweight are becoming the most common health problem of the 21st century in many countries, contributing significantly to chronic diseases such as metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus. The amount of excess fat around the waist and trunk (abdominal, central or android obesity) around the body has important health implications. Many weight reduction programs are effective but may not be sustainable. Not many studies are available regarding the intervention programs. Thus, this study explains the obesity and overweight among individuals especially employees and gives insight about intervention programs. This study can be used as a guide for employers to conduct a sustainable weight reduction program at the workplace, reduce risk of obesity complications and increase the psychological well-being of the employees.
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