einstein (São Paulo). 01/Mar/2014;12(1):55-60.

Effectiveness of exercise at workplace in physical fitness: uncontrolled randomized study

Antônio José Grande, Valter Silva, Sérgio Alencar Parra

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082014AO2956

Objective:
To investigate the effectiveness of workplace exercise for employee health by means of health-related physical activity components.
Methods
: A randomized uncontrolled study with 20 workers was carried out during three months to evaluate a workplace exercise program. The selected outcomes were flexibility, body mass, fat percentage, lean mass, blood pressure, and heart rate. For statistical analysis, the paired t test and the intent-to-treat analysis were used.
Results
: There was a significant increase in weight, fat percentage, blood pressure, and heart rate. However the clinical significance was 10% in the size of the effect.
Conclusion
: The changes verified in the outcomes analyzed were not significant; the variables are within normality ranges proposed by academic organizations

Effectiveness of exercise at workplace in physical fitness: uncontrolled randomized study

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