Finding Out The Nature Of Your Job And Its Impact On Weight Gain

According to the modern research, there are certain jobs that suggestively are related to greater risks of obesity as compared to others.

Examples of which include the job of truck drivers as well as material-moving and transportation employees. Some other jobs related to higher probability of obesity and weight in gain are as follows:

i. Defensive services

ii. Workers of cleaning and building-services

iii. Workers of mechanics and repair

iv. Workers at clerical and administrative positions

v. Salesmen

vi. Executives or managers.

Other than nature of the job, other risk factors linked to greater rates of obesity were aging, being male and being less qualified.

The Factors Considered during data collection:

A research was conducted taking in twenty-eight professions. Data was collected with the help of health survey via making phone calls.

Following types of information were considered during data collection:

i. Information regarding demographics

ii. Levels of smoking

iii. State of physical activity when at job

iv. State of physical activity while free time

v. The amount of consumed vegetables and fruits by the workers

30000+ participants of the age ranging from 18-65 working in WDC were part of this research. Out of which, ¼ of the group were detected as obese falling in the range of a BMI of 30 or more, and that is nearly thirty-six % of the US population.


The results of this research have shown that the levels of obesity and the attitudes related to health-risk linked with obesity depends significantly upon based on the nature of your job.

Which means, the link of the nature of your job has a considerable impact on your health status.

Tips to avoid gaining weight while at work:

Following are few suggestions to assist you staying healthy and consume healthy regardless of the nature of your job:

i. Be physically active: Make wise use of your lunch break for incorporating it in physical activity.

ii. Go for a brisk walk: In case the nature of your job is to work by sitting only make an attempt to head towards a hurried walk in between your working hours. In this way, you will be going to lose some extra calories as well as you will be refreshed.

iii. Say no to free treats: I know it’s hard to say no to free treats but it’s healthy for your body to stay away from such delights.

iv. Avoid skipping meals: Skipping meals can lead you to gain weight as when you starve yourself for too long, the next time you consume a large amount of food to fulfill your appetite. In fact, most of the times, you end up consuming fatty and sugary foods that appear more satisfying. Therefore, be it your regular habit to take your meals at a regular time.

v. Have a healthy lunch box: Keep with you a box of healthy food so to consume it during your lunch break. This will stop you from eating junk food or order whatever is readily available during your lunch break.