Activity–rest schedules in physically demanding work and the variation of responses with age

@article{Kakarot2012ActivityrestSI,
  title={Activity–rest schedules in physically demanding work and the variation of responses with age},
  author={Nadine Kakarot and Friedrich Mueller and Claudia Bassarak},
  journal={Ergonomics},
  year={2012},
  volume={55},
  pages={282 - 294}
}
Workers in physically demanding occupations require work breaks to recover from exertion. In a laboratory setting, we investigated the impact of ergometer cycling for 7 h in two conditions with an identical total break time but with two different activity–rest schedules. We hypothesised that more frequent but shorter breaks lead to less psychophysical strain and its effects than do less frequent but longer breaks, particularly for older workers. Twenty-nine participants representing three… Expand
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