In the past, most people used to plow fields, dig ditches and build bridges, but now we push buttons, answer phones and move a mouse. As a result, our fat butts now stretch across country to country.

So, it should be no surprise that some experts are blaming the increase in sedentary jobs for the booming size of our buttocks.

Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health say the workplace has become our second home, with many people ditching healthy diets for fast food. To make matters worse, both employee and employers don't realize the dangers of being inactive all day.

In Ireland, 31% of people perform no exercise at work, 50% for Greeks and Croatians and a whopping 61% for French workers. This is usually coupled with no designated areas for employees to eat their own food and lack of onsite gyms. Job stress and working overtime are also contributing factors.

Experts suggest companies introduce incentive-based fitness programs and encourage employees to take a break from sitting at their desk.

Now, a more radical approach would be to blackmail yourself. Try saying, If I don't lose weight, I'll donate to the Ku Klux Klan. I guess those ridiculous white bed sheets will cover any unsightly belly fat.