More than half of Belgian workers are overweight

2019-03-15T16:53:23+00:00

A study conducted by the IDEWE Group, specialised in work accident prevention and protection, shows staggering figures regarding Belgian workers' weight. Based on the analysis of the medical data of over 200 000 workers, the survey reveals that over half of the Belgian workers are overweight (54,6%) and 1 in 5 workers (18,8%) are obese – the trend is rising. The difference between sectors is also striking: the transportation sector has 70,3% of overweight workers while the education sector has "barely" 47,3% of overweight employees. Read the full article here (only available in French or Dutch). — Source: IDEWE [...]