The effect of worksite physical activity intervention on physical capacity, health, and productivity: A 1-year randomized controlled trial

Tidsskriftartikel - 2009

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Objective: To investigate the effect of two contrasting physical activity worksite interventions versus a reference intervention (REF) on various health outcomes.Methods: A 1-year randomized controlled trial was conducted with specific resistance training (SRT), all-round physical exercise (APE), and REF.Results: SRT and APE compared with REF showed significant reductions in systolic blood pressure (~6 mm Hg), body fat percentage (~2.2 body fat%), as well as shoulder and back pain (~30% reduction in duration). Muscle strength (APE and SRT) and maximal oxygen uptake (APE) increased approximately 10%.Conclusions: Worksite intervention with both SRT as well as APE is recommended, since these activities compared with REF resulted in clinically relevant reductions of cardiovascular and metabolic syndrome-related risk factors as well as musculoskeletal pain symptoms, in combination with minor increases in physical capacity.

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Pedersen M, Blangsted A, Andersen LL, Jørgensen MB, Hansen E, Sjøgaard G. The effect of worksite physical activity intervention on physical capacity, health, and productivity: A 1-year randomized controlled trial. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2009;51(7):759-770.
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181a8663a

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