Workplace Obesity Statistics

I was recently watching an episode of The Biggest Loser and they had a challenge that included questions about workplace obesity that I found very interesting, so wanted to share. Take the quiz to see how you do! The results will surprise you. (Answer key below)

1.  What percentage of full-time employees in the United States are either overweight or obese?
a. 1/3      b. 1/2     c. 2/3

2. What is the #1 source of food that workers bring into the workplace?
a. Food from home(made)     b. Fast Food   c. Food from grocery store

3. Which of the following occupations has the highest rate of obesity?
a. Transportation workers  b. Business owners  c. Clerical or Office workers

4. What percentage of administrative assistance reported gaining weight at their job?
a. 48%      b. 69%      c. 78%

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Answer Key: 1. c    2. b   3. a    4. b


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