An effective physical fitness program for small and medium-sized enterprises

Han Hui Tsai, Shu Mei Peng, Ching Ying Yeh, Chiou Jong Chen, Ruey Yu Chen

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摘要

The aim of this study is to develop a practicable worksite physical fitness program for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Community-based intervention consisting of a three-month exercise course was conducted, and its benefits evaluated. A self-administrated structured questionnaire and physical fitness examination were designed to compare the difference between pre and post intervention. A total of 133 SME workers completed the lifestyle/ exercise course and filled out the questionnaire, but 16 were excluded from the exercise group due to health reasons. After the intervention, health indicators such as weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate, waistline, BMI, front and back trunk flexibility, abdominal muscle durability and back muscle strength were significantly improved, and improvements in musculoskeletal disorders were seen in reduced neck pain (18.8%), wrist pain (17.4%), and upper/lower back pain (8.7% and 21.7%, respectively). Cardiovascular risk factors (BMI and resting heart rate) showed a significant improvement related to frequent participation in the program (p=0.02), and the exercise group reported a significant difference in overall health (p=0.02). This study has demonstrated an effective approach to community-based fitness intervention through SMEs.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)311-320
頁數10
期刊Industrial Health
49
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2011

指紋

Physical Fitness
Health
Heart Rate
Back Muscles
Abdominal Muscles
Neck Pain
Muscle Strength
Low Back Pain
Wrist
Workplace
Physical Examination
Life Style
Blood Pressure
Weights and Measures
Pain
Surveys and Questionnaires

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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An effective physical fitness program for small and medium-sized enterprises. / Tsai, Han Hui; Peng, Shu Mei; Yeh, Ching Ying; Chen, Chiou Jong; Chen, Ruey Yu.

於: Industrial Health, 卷 49, 編號 3, 2011, p. 311-320.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章

Tsai, Han Hui ; Peng, Shu Mei ; Yeh, Ching Ying ; Chen, Chiou Jong ; Chen, Ruey Yu. / An effective physical fitness program for small and medium-sized enterprises. 於: Industrial Health. 2011 ; 卷 49, 編號 3. 頁 311-320.
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