Certain professions top list for obesity
Without proper exercise and healthy eating, your job could be helping you pack on the pounds.
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CINCINNATI -- Do you have a long commute in the car, only to get to work and sit at a desk all day? Do you work an overnight shift when the only dinner options are fast food?
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According to results from a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey, which was released in May 2013, people who worked in transportation, manufacturing and repair industries were more likely to be obese. Obesity was defined as having a body mass index, or BMI, of over 30. Doctors were found to have the lowest level of obesity, with teachers, business owners and other professionals joining them at the bottom of the list.
In analyzing behavioral and emotional factors, the survey used data collected from January 2012 to September 2012 and was based on phone interviews with more than 139,000 American workers.