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Title: Office workers' objectively measured sedentary behavior and physical activity during and outside working hours
Authors: Clemes, Stacy A.
O'Connell, Sophie
Edwardson, Charlotte L.
Keywords: Accelerometers
Sitting
Sedentary behaviour
Workplace studies
Occupational health
Leisure time
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
DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000101
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15587
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000101
ISSN: 1076-2752
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