A new study finds that people who have a preference for barrel-shaped chairs are more likely to have a lower body mass index (BMI) than people who prefer square chairs.
The research was conducted by researchers at the University of New South Wales, the Australian National University, and the University at Albany.
They found that people with the preference for a barrel chair had a lower BMI than those who preferred square chairs, which were also used in a study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
“We wanted to understand whether there is a relationship between people’s preference for and the prevalence of obesity in our society,” said Dr. Elizabeth Clements, an associate professor of public health and health promotion at the Australian University of Sydney.
“What is particularly interesting is that barrel, square, and round chairs are used by people of different social classes, ethnicities, and ethnicities in different settings,” she said.
“This suggests that it is the social class, or ethnic background, that has the strongest influence on how much people like a specific chair.”
“We also wanted to look at the relationship between the chair type and the BMI,” Clements said.
The researchers found that the preference of barrel or square chairs was associated with a lower level of BMI.
The people who preferred a barreled chair also reported a lower rate of overweight.
The results of the study were similar when it came to the prevalence and severity of obesity.
The preference for flat or rectangular chairs was related to a lower prevalence of overweight, and to a higher level of obesity, compared to those who prefer a barret.
The study also found that those who liked a barrette had a higher BMI than the group that preferred square or barrel chairs.
“These results suggest that barreling chairs are a more attractive option than square or square-shaped,” said study author Dr. James Cottam.
The American Heart Association also has guidelines that recommend that people of a certain height and weight be able to use a barrest.
“If you can stand up on your own two feet, there is nothing wrong with you,” Cottamp said.