Exercise is critical to a healthy lifestyle, but many people do not get enough. This study describes a randomized controlled trial of a physical activity training program among office workers with two-year follow-up focusing on cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic measures.
The training group received 1-hour weekly exercise training during working hours and recommended 30-minute leisure time activity 6 days a week. Compared to the control group, the training group had significantly increased cardiorespiratory fitness and improved cardiometabolic measures at one and two years of follow-up. This study demonstrates that the workplace can be used to effectively promote physical activity for sedentary workers to improve their health.
Christiansen, Helle Joon MSc; Søgaard, Karen MSc, PhD; Justesen, Just Bendix MSc, PhD; Sjøgaard, Gisela MSc, PhD; Dalager, Tina MSc, PhD. Long Term Cardiovascular Health Effects of Intelligent Physical Exercise Training Among Office Workers—A 2 Year Follow up of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 65(10):p 813-819, October 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000002892