publication . Article . 2017

Changes in Physical Activity Behaviour and Health Risk Factors Following a Randomised Controlled Pilot Workplace Exercise Intervention

Burn, Naomi; Norton, Lynda Heather; Drummond, Claire; Ian Norton, Kevin;
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  • Published: 01 May 2017 Journal: AIMS Public Health (issn: 2327-8994, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIMS Press
Abstract
<strong>Background:</strong> Declining physical activity (PA) and associated health risk factors are well established. Workplace strategies to increase PA may be beneficial to ameliorate extensive sedentary behavior. This study assessed the effectiveness of two PA interventions in workplace settings. <strong>Methods:</strong> Interventions were conducted over 40 days targeting insufficiently active (&lt;150 min/wk PA) and/or obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m<sup>2</sup>) adults; participants were randomly allocated to instructor-led exercise sessions either after-work (n = 25) or in-work (n = 23) with a 60 minPA/day common goal, or a wait-listed control group (n = 23). The p...
Subjects
free text keywords: workplace interventions, physical activity, health outcomes, Public aspects of medicine, RA1-1270, Research Article
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publication . Article . 2017

Changes in Physical Activity Behaviour and Health Risk Factors Following a Randomised Controlled Pilot Workplace Exercise Intervention

Burn, Naomi; Norton, Lynda Heather; Drummond, Claire; Ian Norton, Kevin;