Accelerometry

Publication Title: 
JMIR research protocols

BACKGROUND: Internet interventions offer advantages that especially cancer survivors who suffer from fatigue could benefit from. Given the growing number of such patients, Internet interventions could supplement and strengthen currently available health care.

Author(s): 
Wolvers, Marije Dj
Bruggeman-Everts, Fieke Z.
Van der Lee, Marije L.
Van de Schoot, Rens
Vollenbroek-Hutten, Miriam Mr
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Office work has changed considerably over the previous couple of decades and has become sedentary in nature. Physical inactivity at workplaces and particularly increased sitting has been linked to increase in cardiovascular disease, obesity and overall mortality. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of workplace interventions to reduce sitting at work compared to no intervention or alternative interventions.

Author(s): 
Shrestha, Nipun
Kukkonen-Harjula, Katriina T.
Verbeek, Jos H.
Ijaz, Sharea
Hermans, Veerle
Bhaumik, Soumyadeep
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: The number of people working whilst seated at a desk keeps increasing worldwide. As sitting increases, occupational physical strain declines at the same time. This has contributed to increases in cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes. Therefore, reducing and breaking up the time that people spend sitting while at work is important for health. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of workplace interventions to reduce sitting at work compared to no intervention or alternative interventions.

Author(s): 
Shrestha, Nipun
Ijaz, Sharea
Kukkonen-Harjula, Katriina T.
Kumar, Suresh
Nwankwo, Chukwudi P.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite vitality intervention on vigorous physical activity (VPA), fruit intake, aerobic capacity, mental health and need for recovery after work among older hospital workers (ie, 45 years and older). METHODS: The 6-month intervention was evaluated using a randomised controlled trial design. Workers who were randomised to the intervention group (n=367; control: n=363) received the Vital@Work intervention containing (1) a Vitality Exercise Program (VEP) combined with (2) three visits to Personal Vitality Coach.

Author(s): 
Strijk, Jorien E.
Proper, Karin I.
van der Beek, Allard J.
van Mechelen, Willem
Publication Title: 
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a worksite vitality intervention on vigorous physical activity (VPA), fruit intake, aerobic capacity, mental health and need for recovery after work among older hospital workers (ie, 45 years and older). METHODS: The 6-month intervention was evaluated using a randomised controlled trial design. Workers who were randomised to the intervention group (n=367; control: n=363) received the Vital@Work intervention containing (1) a Vitality Exercise Program (VEP) combined with (2) three visits to Personal Vitality Coach.

Author(s): 
Strijk, Jorien E.
Proper, Karin I.
van der Beek, Allard J.
van Mechelen, Willem
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