Vit. artikkel


  • 2015


Fysisk arbeidsmiljø

Introduction: Physical inactivity is increasing considerably in the modern society and may lead to adverse health effects. Physical exercise motivated at work could be a health promotion and preventive intervention at work with short and long-term benefits. Therefore it is important to document its physiological effects. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study represents the first part of a prospective study where 121 road workers, maintenance and office (42 women and 79 men) participated in a motivational program for physical activity. Background data and level of physical activity were collected by a questionnaire. Body mass index (BMI), Maximal oxygen uptake, blood pressure, and blood samples (lipids, C-reactive protein and glycosylated hemoglobin) were obtained. Linear regression analysis was performed to study associations between the study variables with the inclusion of confounding variables. Results: A more favorable lipid status, BMI values, and lower blood pressure were found among women. Regular physical activity more than twice a week was associated with lower levels of total cholesterol (p = 0,013 twice a week; p = 0,025 more than 4 times a week), and low density lipoprotein (LDL) (p = 0,015 twice a week; p = 0,022 more than 4 times a week). Diastolic blood pressure...

Alfonso, Jose Hernan; Skogstad, Marit; Skare, Øivind; Mamen, Asgeir; Lunde, Lars-Kristian; Thornér, Elin Einarsdóttir; Øvstebø, Reidun; Ulvestad, Bente
Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo Escuela Nacional de Medicina del Trabajo, Medicina y Seguridad del Trabajo 61(239): 162–171
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