Women wearing high heels, however, are no different from other office workers in terms of their physical appearance, according to a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
The researchers analyzed data from the Health and Retirement Study, which is a national longitudinal study of workplace health and safety.
While women working in office environments were more likely to wear high-heeled shoes than women working alone, they were less likely to have an unhealthy body mass index (BMI) that ranked among the 10th-highest in the country.
This is consistent with the findings of a 2016 study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine that also found women wearing heels were more physically active and had a lower likelihood of obesity and chronic disease.
“Women who work in office settings are not just wearing high-top shoes,” said study lead researcher Lauren E. Lissner, Ph.
D., a professor of human health sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
“We also know that they’re eating less and exercising more.
And these are women who have been exposed to high levels of stress.”
This year’s survey, conducted by a team of researchers from Northwestern, the University of Iowa and the University, of North Carolina, found that women who work alone are more likely than women who worked with colleagues in groups to have a body mass Index (BIA) of 30 or higher.
This BMI is considered unhealthy for the average person, and it is associated with poor health outcomes.
The researchers looked at data from over 2,400 women who completed the annual Health and Social Behavior Questionnaire (HSSB) at the beginning of each calendar year.
The survey includes questions about physical activity, social support, diet, physical activity patterns and health habits.
The HSSB measures factors such as obesity, sleep and sleep disorders, eating patterns and exercise.
The most commonly used BMI was 27, and women with a BMI of 27 to 29 were considered to have obesity.
Women who had a BMI above 30 were considered obese.
The new study also found that a woman’s height, weight, age, education and occupation had a significant influence on whether she was considered obese, but they did not determine whether or not she was obese.
Women with the highest BMI at age 35 to 49 were less obese than those with the lowest.
Women who worked in office-type environments were also more likely overall to be overweight or obese than women in solo office environments.
They also had higher levels of chronic diseases and had higher rates of obesity, chronic illnesses and stroke.
Lissner said this was consistent with previous research that showed women who spend time in offices are more at risk for chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and heart disease.
The authors said that despite the fact that women wearing high shoes may be healthier, they are also more prone to obesity.
“In order to maintain a healthy weight, women who are working in an office environment need to get regular exercise,” Lissners said.
“The study found that men who worked alone were also at greater risk of developing obesity and diabetes, compared to women who did not work alone.”
Lissners and colleagues say this is a problem that can be addressed through a variety of interventions, including increased access to fitness classes, greater physical activity and more physical activity opportunities.
Lissers and colleagues recommend that health care providers focus on improving the physical and mental health of their staff.
“We want to help them be healthier and happier by providing them with better food, snacks and exercise,” she said.
The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Basic Science and the National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health (NISHS).