The consumption of high-caloric foods, increasing age profiles and rig automations decreasing the necessity for manual labor all contribute to obesity on offshore rigs. Obesity may predispose workers to long-term disability, chronic illness, metabolic disease or fatality due to health-related issues. At the 2015 IADC HSE&T Conference in Houston on 4 February, Definitions Health and Wellness Managing Director Michael Wahl told DC Editorial Coordinator Alex Endress how drilling industry employees could use specific strategies suited for life offshore to fight obesity and promote physical fitness. Watch the video to find out more.
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