A Minimal Contact Diet and Physical Activity Intervention for White-Collar Workers.

Auteur(s) :
Gretebeck KA., Bailey T., Gretebeck RJ.
Date :
Déc, 2016
Source(s) :
Workplace health & safety. #: p
Adresse :
University of Wisconsin-Madison. kgretebeck@wisc.edu

Sommaire de l'article

Minimal contact lifestyle interventions with multiple components coupled with health screening have the potential to improve worker health. The purpose of this study was to test a minimal contact multiple component lifestyle diet and exercise intervention. The multiple components that were included in this project included a worksite health screening, brief counseling session, emailed newsletter, and a pedometer. In response to the intervention, participants reported an increase in green salad, fruit, and vegetable consumption as well as an increase in self-efficacy for consuming three servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Study participants also demonstrated a significant increase in physical activity as shown by their responses to the question, "During leisure time I walk." A minimal contact multiple component worksite health promotion program with relatively high feasibility and low cost can improve workers' health-related behaviors, and participants can become more aware of their health.

Source : Pubmed