Did you know? Obesity is one of the most common causes of sleep apnoea – a condition which increases the risk of road injuries.
Alarmingly, adults with obesity are twice as likely to experience a driver-related injury compared to their leaner counterparts.
What about other types of injuries?
Obesity has a negative impact on your posture and balance, putting you at risk of falls. This isn’t only among elderly adults. It affects young people too. The common risk factor is obesity – not age! Obesity is also linked to certain work-related injuries including musculoskeletal disorders, heat stress and transportation accidents.
Below is a visual guide to some of the common impacts of obesity. However, as you can see from our discussion above linking injuries to obesity, this is only a small scale of the impact you can expect from obesity.
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