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Occupational Obesity - Housewives, Nurses and Manuel Workers

 

The higher prevalence of obesity among Housewives, Nurses and Manuel Workers has been wrongly attributed to poorer eating habits and a lack of exercise.

 

 Side note:

 

a)      Overweight and obese people from low socioeconomic status are diagnosed with poorer eating habits and (gluttony) and lack of exercise (sloth) etc. 

 

b)      Overweight and obese people from higher socioeconomic status usually are diagnosed with thyroid problems, a side effect from medication, genetic etc.

 

 

Housework, nursing, occupational manual labour are in many cases very physically demanding. This obvious fact shows that the higher prevalence of obesity among Housewife’s, Nurses and Manuel Workers cannot be attributed to insufficient physical activity.

 

The reason for overweight and obesity among Housewives, Nurses and Manuel Workers is in their occupational physical activity. Their occupational physical activity induces adverse musculoskeletal changes.
 
 

1.      Work like cooking, ironing, washing dishes, and caring for Bed-Bound Patients, like most other manual work demands a lean-forward posture (working lean-forward posture) to be maintained.

 

2.      A working lean-forward posture in a standing position, and while walking, is possible to maintain only when the pelvis is, to some extent, rolled forward. Otherwise, it will be very hard or impossible to maintain a balanced standing and walking posture.

 

3.      An excessively forward rolled pelvis, while standing or walking causes an excessive inward curvature of the lumbar spine.

 

4.      An excessive inward curvature of the lumbar spine causes an excessive outward curvature of the thoracic spine and an excessive inward curvature of the cervical spine.

 

Many people, particularly women that maintain a slightly excessive inward curvature of the lumbar spine combined with the pelvis slightly rolled forward, are not affected with an excessive outward curvature of the cervical spine and they are not affected with an excessive inward curvature of the cervical spine. But in this position it is impossible, or very hard, to do any house work or caring for bed-bound patients, or to do any kind of manual labour.

 

a)      In the case of working while having a lean-forward standing and walking posture, changes in one part of the spine affects the rest of the spine.

 

b)      In the case of lean-forward or upright standing and walking posture while not working, changes in one part of the spine may not significantly affect the rest of the spine.

 

Occupational work like housework, nursing and many kinds of manual labour for a prolonged time causes adverse musculoskeletal changes, and that is the reason for the higher prevalence of overweight and obesity among Housewife’s, Nurses and Manuel Workers.

 

 

Just a brief look on obese people shows that all of them are affected with adverse musculoskeletal changes reflected in;

 

In a standing still and walking position

 

1)      Pelvis is excessively rolled forward.

2)      Excessive inward curvature of the lower back (lumbar) spine.(Flattened lumbar spine is mostly prevalent in males and excessive inward curvature of the lumbar spine is mostly prevalent in female population.)

3)      Excessive outward curvature of the middle and upper back (thoracic) spine.

4)      Excessive inward curvature of the neck (cervical) spine.

 

In sitting position

 

1)      Pelvis is excessively rolled backwards.

2)      Flattened lower back (lumbar) spine.

3)      Excessive outward curvature of the middle and upper back (thoracic) spine.

4)      Excessive inward curvature of the neck (cervical) spine.

 

Adverse musculoskeletal changes in Housewife’s, Nurses and Manuel Workers are not induced by physical inactivity, but they are induced by physical activity which is necessary to perform for their occupational tasks.

 

There is no ground to think that adverse musculoskeletal changes are caused by eating too much or by eating the wrong food because it is obvious that no diet, drugs, vitamins, etc. will reverse adverse musculoskeletal changes. Without reversing or reducing adverse musculoskeletal changes it is impossible to reduce or reverse excessive weight gain.

 

Restriction of food intake, particularly a harsh restriction of food intake in some cases may induce musculoskeletal changes in obese people, while at the same time induce a loss of muscle mass and decrease in bone mass.

 

But in many cases, restriction of food intake doesn’t affect the shape of the musculoskeletal system shape. No change in the musculoskeletal system means, no change in the body weight. (In this case, continuing with a restriction of food intake may lead to serious consequences or death). 

 

 

Side note:

With the majority of obese people, the lumbar (lower back) spine is very flexible and its shape changes from a flattened shape in a sitting position to curved inward shape in a standing and walking position.

 

The thoracic (middle and upper back) spine and the cervical (neck) spine aren’t so flexible and their shape is almost the same in a sitting, standing and walking position.

 

Since ancient time, people were doing housework, nursing, and manual labour but still obesity was rare (among children and young people it was unknown). If obesity was rare, what is the cause for than that just a few decades ago housework, nursing and manual labour didn’t produce such dramatic changes to the musculoskeletal system.

 

The answer is the man-made environment. The modern upholstered sitting furniture is the main factor responsible for drastic adverse musculoskeletal changes among Housewives, Nurses and Manuel Workers and their occupation is the contributing factor.

 

The modern upholstered sitting furniture is the main factor for the epidemic of obesity among the general population as it is among Housewives, Nurses and Manual Workers. Their occupations are a contributing factor for obesity. The reason for the higher prevalence of obesity among these occupations is in their physical occupational activity.


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Musculoskeletal System and Body Weight

Musculoskeletal Changes & Weight Gain and Weight Loss - Page 1a

Differences in the Shape of Musculoskeletal System between Lean and Obese People – Page 1b

Adverse Musculoskeletal Changes and Weight Gain – Page 1c

The Length of the Neck and Body Weight – Page 2a

The Circumference of the Neck and Body Weight – Page 2b

The Circumference of the Head and Body Weight – Page 3

Positive Musculoskeletal Changes and Body Weight and Shape - Page 4a

Positive Musculoskeletal Changes and Weight Loss – Page 4b

 

 

 

Occupational Obesity

Occupational Obesity - Sumo Wrestler – Page 5

Occupational Obesity - Housewives, Nurses and Manual Workers – Page 6

 

 

 

The Man-Made Environment and Obesity Epidemic

The Man-Made Environment and Obesity Epidemic – Page 7A and Page 7B

The Shape of Modern Upholstered Sitting Furniture and Abdominal Weight Gain – Page 8

Living Environment and Obesity in Pets (The Facts and Myths about Obesity in Pets) – Page 9

 

 

 

Mechanisms Underlining Weight gain and Weight Loss

Ancient Weight Loss Surgery (Long Neck Women) – Page 10, Page 11, Page 12, Page 13 and Page 14

The Underlining Mechanism of Weight Loss Induced by Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery) – Page 15

 

 

 

The Biological Basis of Weight Gain and Weight Loss

Food, Water, Air, Gravity, Physical Activity and Weight Gain/Weight Loss – Page 16

The Biological Basis and the Mechanism Underlining Excess-Saggy Skin (Saggy Flesh) – Page 17

The Biological Basis and the Mechanisms Underlining Weight Loss Induced by Anorexia or Running a Marathon – Page 18

 

 

 

 

Pseudoscience of Weight Gain and Weight Loss

Misconception about Counting Calories and Weight Management – Page 19

Misconception about Energy Balance and Weight Gain-Weight Loss – Page 20

 

 


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