Decreased energy expenditure is a major contributing factor to the obesity epidemic. Although leisure time physical activity has increased, recent data indicates our jobs are less physically demanding. Researchers analyzed occupational physical activity over the past 5 decades and found daily energy expenditure dropped more than 100 calories per day. This decrease accounts for a significant portion of the increase in U.S. body weight.
PositiveTip: Increase your leisure time physical activity to compensate for these occupational-related losses.