10 reasons you can’t lose weight


From the Summer 2013 Issue of Scrubs

You probably didn’t need a study to provide evidence that a lot of nurses have a weight problem. But what may surprise you is the extent of the problem.

A whopping 55 percent of nurses are obese or overweight, according to a recent University of Maryland study. So that got us wondering: Is there something about the job that tips the scales against nurses in the battle of the bulge? And—whether portliness is an occupational hazard or not—what’s an overweight nurse to do? We scoured the science and came up with 10 contributing factors that might make it easier to pack on the pounds, and harder to take them off. That’s the bad news. The good news: We offer suggestions to help you mitigate those factors.


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