More Americans than ever are dealing with the health consequences of obesity as rates of the disease in the United States and other parts of the world reach an all-time high. But along with the diabetes and heart disease that often accompany obesity, more than one-third are also dealing with the issue of “fat shaming” or weight bias either personally or through someone they know, according to a new national survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and sponsored by Ethicon.
Is your current job making you fat? How can you reverse the situation without having to leave the position? A new CareerBuilder survey finds that 57% of the nation’s workforce believe they are overweight, and 45% believe they’ve gained weight at their present job, on par with last year. Twenty-six percent of all workers said they gained more than 10 pounds at their current job; 1 in 10 (11%) gained more than 20 pounds.