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Obesity is not just an individual problem It is a population problemand should be tackled as such Effective prevention and management ofobesity will require an integrated approach involving actions in allsectors of society WHO 2004 p4 Although living standards are continuously improving being overweightor obese are significant issues that affect health WHO 2004 Researchshows that being overweight or obese contributes to health problems suchas cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes Hamilton Hamilton Zderic 2007 Hertz Unger McDonald Lustik Biddulph-Krentar 2004Yach Stuckler Brownell 2006 However attention is increasinglybeing placed on the implications of obesity for society rather than forindividuals Corporations have a significant interest in human capital and inStrategic Cost Leadership Employers are advocating in terms ofachieving their objectives through human resource processes such asrecruitment training and development which includes consideration ofemployees health and well-being Indeed the recruitment of employeeswith issue like obesity and overweight can negatively affect theperformance of the corporation For example the health problemsassociated with obesity tend to contribute to loss of productivity andhealthcare costs The aim of this research report is therefore toexamine the effects of an unhealthy workforce by answering the questionWhat are the implications of obesity and excessive weight in theworkplaceBackground The rapid growth of the overweight and obese population has resulted init surpassing malnutrition and infectious diseases as a significantcause of illness WHO 2004 According to World Health StatisticsWorld Health 2013 obesity is highlighted as a risk factor inmorbidity and mortality The 2008 statistics indicate that 14 of womenand about 10 of men aged 20 or over worldwide are obese World Health2013 The obese and overweight population is highest in the Americaswomen 297 and men 235 followed by Europe women 231 and men204 World Health 2013 The report also found the highest rates inthe upper-middle income group women 289 and men 195 and the highincome group women 216 and men 218 World Health 2013 Thesestatistics show that obese and overweight people are more common indeveloped countriesThere
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