Special Issue "Occupational Health and Obesity"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Occupational Safety and Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: obesity prevention and treatment; high intensity functional training; applied exercise interventions and chronic disease; active transportation
Obesity proposes a significant threat to occupational health. Employed adults spend 25% of their lives at work, and work-related pressures and obligations impact eating habits and activity patterns. Living with obesity can disproportionately impact opportunities to work as well as productivity within occupational settings. The direction of the relationship between obesity and occupational conditions and exposures is unclear, but the co-morbidities associated with obesity have a clear negative workforce impact. As a result, obesity has been linked to higher direct and indirect medical costs.
Despite national and international efforts to prevent and treat obesity, rates continue to increase worldwide. The purpose of this Special Issue is to explore efforts to address obesity among different occupations. Occupations of interest include tactical athletes (e.g., military, law enforcement, and first responders), office workers, and blue collar workers, among others. Topics of interest include improving obesity measurement and diagnosis, innovative prevention programs that address multiple health behaviors, and treatment programs that are operated through the worksite. High quality original research articles, PRISMA-framed reviews of progress in the field, and case reports are welcome. All manuscripts will be reviewed by experts in the field.
Prof. Dr. Katie M. Heinrich
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Body mass index
- Emergency responders
- Health promotion
- Law enforcement
- Military personnel
- Occupational diseases
- Occupational health
- Physical activity
- Quality of life
- Sedentary behavior
- Shift work schedule