Can a workplace 'sit less, move more' programme help Spanish office employees achieve physical activity targets?

Abstract

We evaluated the impact of a workplace 'sit less, move more' programme (Walk@WorkSpain, W@WS, 19-week) on self-reported activity-related energy expenditure (AREE) in Spanish office employees (n = 264; 42 ± 10 years; 171 female) randomly assigned to Intervention (IG; used W@WS; n = 129) or comparison groups (CGs; n = 135). A linear mixed model assessed changes in METs-min/wk of total, vigorous, moderate and light physical activity (IPAQ short form) between baseline and 2 months follow-up. Over the CG, IG significantly increased light intensity AREE (P = 0.027). W@WS secured sustained increases on AREE-but not on achieving PA recommendations-providing translational evidence that active living in office employees can be increased.

DOI: 10.1093/eurpub/ckx104

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@article{PuigRibera2017CanAW, title={Can a workplace 'sit less, move more' programme help Spanish office employees achieve physical activity targets?}, author={Anna Puig-Ribera and Judit Bort-Roig and Mar{\'i}a Gin{\'e}-Garriga and Angel M. Gonz{\'a}lez-Su{\'a}rez and Iv{\'a}n Mart{\'i}nez-Lemos and Jes{\'u}s Fortu{\~n}o and Raimon Mil{\'a} and Laura Mu{\~n}oz-Ort{\'i}z and Nicholas D Gilson and Jim Mckenna}, journal={European journal of public health}, year={2017}, volume={27 5}, pages={926-928} }