Obesity accelerates 'wear and tear' on your joints as it limits how well you can move and carry out everyday activities. Generally, obese individuals have much more difficulty squatting, running and climbing stairs - and doing so safely.
The force on your knees is about three times your body weight when walking. During other activities such as running or climbing stairs, the force can reach six to 10 times your body weight.
For every kilo you are overweight, 3 extra kilos of pressure is placed on the knees.
What does this mean for business? For starters, overweight employees are 15% more likely to suffer a workplace injury. For obese employees, this figure is closer to 50%. Contact us today to discuss tailored injury prevention solutions for your workplace. When it comes to health and safety at your workplace, 'generic' simply isn't good enough.