Obesity threatens productivity (Editorial)Terrible eating habits have led to levels of obesity that threaten the lives of workers By John Hobel12/15/2003|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/20/2004 American workers are the most productive in the world. But, what better education, technology and long hours have achieved, obesity may destroy. The United States’ waistline is poised to send a tremor through the nation’s productivity statistics, just as the Japanese method of overworking employees eventually failed that nation. In Japan’s case, it turns out that if you want another generation of workers you need to give the current one time to have a family. America’s problem is a little different, and not dissimilar to Canada’s. To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.