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The effect of worksite physical activity intervention on physical capacity, health, and productivity: a 1-year randomized controlled trial.
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PMID:  19528834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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 (approximately 6 mm Hg), body fat percentage (approximately 2.2 body fat%), as well as shoulder and back pain (approximately 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.
Mogens T Pedersen; Anne K Blangsted; Lars L Andersen; Marie B Jørgensen; Ernst A Hansen; Gisela Sjøgaard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational and environmental medicine / American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1536-5948     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Occup. Environ. Med.     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-09     Completed Date:  2009-10-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504688     Medline TA:  J Occup Environ Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  759-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Middle Aged
Musculoskeletal Diseases / prevention & control
Occupational Health*
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Program Evaluation

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