IPCS DATA on the Lockdown

By April 26, 2023Blog

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.

Read Tom’s full blog in the link below.

IPCS DATA on the Lockdown

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