The method by which Americans do their work has changed over the years, along with country’s waistline. More than 78 million U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The nature of work in this country has changed dramatically over the past two decades,” says David Quezada, vice president of loss control at EMPLOYERS, a Reno, Nevada-based workers’ compensation insurance provider. “Jobs have become more sedentary and there are fewer opportunities for workers to get up and move around.”

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