The 5 Most Obese Professions: Is Yours on the List?

Emily Abbate | May 14, 2013 Healthy Living

ObesityI don't know about you, but sitting at a desk job is the perfect platform for me to be the ultimate fatty no friends. OK, I'll be more specific: I feel like half of the time I'm at work, I'm eating. Which is why I was surprised that when it comes to worker-obesity statistics, blogger is not topping the list of most obese workers in America.

Who would have thought that there are statistics depicting what workers are the heaviest, eh? Indeed -- according to the new Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, all jobs are not created equal. In fact, the jobs that required less education and paid little are also the ones that have the highest rates of obesity in the U.S.

Hey, I guess it makes sense. Being less educated means you're less aware of the health risks associated with obesity, including high blood pressure, gallstones, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea, among other conditions.

Click through to see what the top 5 most obese professions are:

Do any of these jobs surprise you?


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