Bring your body sense to work today
|Scooped by Alaine Burgess|
For Quest 3, I will be looking at the OH&S risks associated with working in a 000 call centre. Continue down to the bottom of this page to look at the 5 people/careers that I assessed the OH&S risks for initially - a pilot, a paramedic, a nurse, a 000 call taker, and a wine seller.
It is well acknowledged that as a general population we are growing heavier and heavier with each generation. We are eating more - and eating worse foods! - than ever before, and yet are moving less and less. This is leading to an accumulated weight gain over years and certainly sedentary jobs like 000 call taking are not helping in the quest to maintain a healthy weight.
With increased weight comes increased risk of various diseases, including but not limited to: cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke, some types of cancers, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. These in turn decrease life expectancy, overall health and enjoyment of life.
This article compares lifestyles from the 1950's and 1960's with today, noting various changes that are leading us to a more sedentary lifestyle. It also comes with some great suggestions on how to reverse this trend and make some small changes that can help to lose weight or at least reduce the rate of gain.
The article is featured in Psychology Today, an online journal looking at a variety of issues that impact overall health. It is a reasonably reputable source and while anyone interested in this topic should certainly delve deeper, this is an interesting starting point that gives a broad overview of the topic.