Managing Obesity in the Workplace comprehensively examines how obesity impacts business and provides examples of action that can be taken by employers to prevent weight gain and facilitate weight loss in their staff. A considered evidence-based analysis of the extent of the obesity problem reveals how this public health epidemic affects all workplaces influencing fitness to work sickness absence discrimination and bullying. Case studies from around the world clearly illustrate the extent of the problem and offer practical innovative and budget friendly solutions for all businesses large and small. With a focus on nutrition physical activity motivation and education this book is ideal for occupational health professionals public health and primary care doctors and nurses health and safety officers and nutritionists and dieticians. Organisations promoting workplace health including sports/exercise equipment suppliers will find it enlightening reading as will business owners and managers.
Consultant Occupational Physician, Birmingham, Honorary Associate Professor, Warwick Medical School, and former Honorary Consultant in Weight Management, Heart of England NHS Trust, Birmingham