The health paradox of occupational and leisure-time physical activity

  title={The health paradox of occupational and leisure-time physical activity},
  author={Andreas Holtermann and J{\o}rgen Vinsl{\o}v Hansen and Hermann Burr and Karen S{\o}gaard and Gisela Sj{\o}gaard},
  journal={British Journal of Sports Medicine},
  pages={291 - 295}
Background Occupational and leisure-time physical activity are considered to provide similar health benefits. The authors tested this hypothesis. Methods A representative sample of Danish employees (n=7144, 52% females) reported levels of occupational and leisure-time physical activity in 2005. Long-term sickness absence (LTSA) spells of ≥3 consecutive weeks were retrieved from a social-transfer payment register from 2005 to 2007. Results 341 men and 620 females experienced a spell of LTSA… 

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