Muscular Strength Loss Greater than Expected, Increasing the Risk of the Worker for MSK’s!
Thomas B. Gilliam, Ph.D.
The loss of absolute strength due to the lockdown was about 8 times greater than what was seen each year between 2005-2019.
Body weight increased on average 6-fold compared to the per year increase in weight between 2005-2019.
The percentage of workers in the morbid obese category increased 3 times the annual average over 15-years.
Implication: The amount of loss of muscle strength due to the lockdown will be difficult to make up which put the worker at greater risk for a musculo-skeletal injury and certain lifestyle diseases.
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