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Physical activity levels at work and outside of work among commercial construction workers.
Arias OE; Caban-Martinez AJ; Umukoro PE; Okechukwu CA; Dennerlein JT
J Occup Environ Med 2015 Jan; 57(1):73-78
OBJECTIVE: Characterize the number of minutes of moderate and vigorous physical activities at work and outside of work during seven consecutive days, in a sample of 55 commercial construction workers. METHODS: Workers wore accelerometers during work and outside-of-work hours for seven consecutive days and completed brief survey at the seventh day of data collection. RESULTS: From the directly measured physical activity, the average number per participant of moderate minutes of occupational physical activity and physical activity outside of work obtained in short bouts were 243 minutes (65%) and 130 minutes (35%), respectively. Directly measured minutes of vigorous occupational physical activity were significant and positively correlated with self-reported fatigue. CONCLUSIONS: Among commercial construction workers, physical activity from work contributes significantly, approximately two thirds, toward a worker's total amount of weekly minutes of moderate physical activity.
Physiological-effects; Physiological-function; Physiology; Physical-exercise; Physical-fitness; Construction-workers; Construction; Statistical-analysis; Fatigue; Total-Worker-Health
Jack T. Dennerlein, PhD, Northeastern University, Robinson Hall 301, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Cooperative Agreement; Grant
Issue of Publication
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
Page last reviewed: November 13, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division