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Office workers' objectively measured sedentary behavior and physical activity during and outside working hours

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posted on 18.08.2014, 10:55 by Stacy Clemes, Sophie O'Connell, Charlotte L. Edwardson
OBJECTIVE: To examine objectively determined sedentary behavior and physical activity (PA) during and outside working hours in full-time office workers. METHODS: A total of 170 participants wore an ActiGraph GT1M accelerometer for 7 days. Time spent sedentary (<100 counts/min), in light-intensity PA (100 to 1951 counts/min), and moderate-to-vigorous PA (≥1952 counts/min) was calculated for workdays (including working hours and nonworking hours) and nonworkdays. RESULTS: Participants accumulated significantly higher levels of sedentary behavior (68% vs 60%) and lower levels of light-intensity activity (28% vs 36%) on workdays in comparison with nonworkdays. Up to 71% of working hours were spent sedentary. Individuals who were most sedentary at work were also more sedentary outside work. CONCLUSIONS: Those who are most sedentary at work do not compensate by increasing their PA or reducing their sedentary time outside work. Occupational interventions should address workplace and leisure-time sedentary behavior.

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School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

Volume

56

Issue

3

Pages

298 - 303 (6)

Citation

CLEMES, S.A., O'CONNELL, S.E. and EDWARDSON, C.L., 2014. Office workers' objectively measured sedentary behavior and physical activity during and outside working hours. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 56 (3), pp.298-303.

Publisher

© American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2014

Notes

This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in: CLEMES, S.A., O'CONNELL, S.E. and EDWARDSON, C.L., 2014. Office workers' objectively measured sedentary behavior and physical activity during and outside working hours. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Mediciine, 56 (3), pp. 298-303. URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000101.

ISSN

1076-2752

eISSN

1536-5948

Language

en

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