Published On: Jan 23 2014 03:15:10 PM CSTUpdated On: Jan 24 2014 01:00:00 AM CST
Some professions are more likely to cause you to gain weight than others.
Factors such as whether or not you sit in a vehicle most of your day, sit behind a desk or work a sedentary overnight shift affect your weight and your overall health.
According to results from a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey, people who worked in transportation, manufacturing and repair industries were more likely to be obese. Obesity was defined as having a body mass index, or BMI, of over 30.
Doctors were found to have the lowest level of obesity, with teachers, business owners and other professionals joining them at the bottom of the list.
Check out this list of professions ranked in order of which had the lowest level of obesity to the highest.
10. Physician: 14.0 percent
9. Teacher (K-12): 20.9 percent
8. Construction or mining: 24.0 percent
7. Fishing, farming or forestry: 24.7 percent
6. Nurse: 25.2 percent
5. Manager, executive or official: 25.6 percent
4. Clerical or office work: 26.6 percent
3. Installation or repair work: 28.3 percent
2. Manufacturing or production: 29.9 percent
1. Transportation: 36.4 percent
To read more about jobs with the most obese employees, click here.
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