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|Title: ||Office workers' objectively measured sedentary behavior and physical activity during and outside working hours|
|Authors: ||Clemes, Stacy A.|
Edwardson, Charlotte L.
|Issue Date: ||2014|
|Publisher: ||© American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|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.|
|Abstract: ||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.|
|Description: ||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.|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000101|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)|
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