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Work Stress and Obesity in the Bamenda Municipality, Cameroon

Received: 29 March 2021    Accepted: 14 April 2021    Published: 29 April 2021
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This study investigated the effect of work stress on obesity in the Bamenda Municipality. We administered work stress test to 1,052 individuals aged 20 and above resident in the Bamenda Municipality. The model was estimated using the multiple regression analysis while the ANOVA and Correlation analysis were used to confirm the findings. From the analysis, it was realized that work stress level had a negative and statistical significant influence on obesity. It was thus concluded that, work stress statistically significantly influenced obesity in the Bamenda Municipality. From this finding, workers especially those who sit while working were advised to make out time for physical exercises and use standing desks when and where possible. Workers were also advised to make sure that, their work schedules did not leave them eating junk food especially at the wrong time. The wrong time here referred to eating while working and/or eating heavy meals late at night because they did not eat all day. Many small meals were found to be healthier than one heavy meal worse of all eating it late at night. Eating late gave individuals no time to be able to use the energy gotten from the food before sleeping. This thus forced their body to convert the food to fat and store thus adding their body weight in the long term. Lastly, we recommended that, the government of Cameroon should institute one compulsory day of the week for workers sports.

Published in International Journal of Health Economics and Policy (Volume 6, Issue 2)
DOI 10.11648/j.hep.20210602.12
Page(s) 44-48
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Keywords

Work, Stress, Effect, Health and Obesity

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  • Department of Health Economics, Policy and Management, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC) Bamenda, Cameroon; Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University of Bamenda, Bamenda, Cameroon; Health Economics Association of Cameroon

  • Department of Health Economics, Policy and Management, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC) Bamenda, Cameroon; Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, University of Bamenda, Bamenda, Cameroon; Health Economics Association of Cameroon

  • Department of Health Economics, Policy and Management, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC) Bamenda, Cameroon; Fobang Foundation Yaounde, Cameroon; Health Economics Association of Cameroon

  • Department of Health Economics, Policy and Management, Faculty of Business and Management Sciences, Catholic University of Cameroon (CATUC) Bamenda, Cameroon; Health Economics Association of Cameroon

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