Navigation Links
Employer-Sponsored Workouts Boost Workers' Health
Date:1/6/2009

Study at Home Depot saw big increase in employees working out

TUESDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Encouraging your workers to work out works, a new study says.

Home Depot employees who participated in a company-sponsored program to support workers in setting exercise goals notably increased their levels of moderate or vigorous physical activity.

The findings were published in the February edition of American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

For three months, 1,442 participants set weekly personal and team physical activity goals and reaped incentives for meeting them. After six weeks, slightly more than half of the participants did at least five 30-minute moderate exercise sessions or two 20-minute vigorous exercise sessions weekly -- up from about 30 percent at the study's start. Meanwhile, only 25 percent of those in a control group of non-participants logged similar exercise sessions.

Throughout the study, the participants maintained their increased levels of activity, and few people dropped out.

"The biggest pleasant surprise was the steady and sustained progress. That can probably be explained by the social incentives and support from personal goals and achievements that had direct impact on team success," study lead author Rod Dishman, a professor of exercise science at the University of Georgia, said in a news release issued by Health Behavior News Service.

Key to the program's success may have been the use of group and organizational goal-setting along with individual goals, because they provide vital peer encouragement, Katherine Alaimo, an assistant professor at Michigan State University, said in the same news release.

"Personal and team goals work best when they are self-set, specific about how much activity and when, realistic but attainable and easily assessed, such as by weekly logs or pedometer steps," Dishman added.

More inform
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Winter Workouts Are Cool
2. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Says Budget-Friendly and Boot Camp-Style Workouts Among Most Popular Fitness Trends in 2009
3. UltimatePilatesWorkouts.com Provides Free Pilates Workouts to Support Lean Wallets and Lean Figures During the Holidays and Beyond
4. American Council on Exercise (ACE) Studies Impact of Boot Camp-Style Workouts
5. Treadmill Workouts Help Stroke Survivors
6. Water Workouts Work for Arthritis Patients
7. Heart-Healthy Workouts Help Knees, Too
8. Workouts a Boon for Breast Cancer Patients
9. High Insulin May Boost Odds of Breast Cancer
10. Park Avenue Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Selects PatientPlacement.com Web-based Long-Term Care Software to Automate Admissions and Boost Census Performance
11. Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... World Patent Marketing, a ... app invention that can help people during emergencies. , "The worldwide mobile health ... Creative Director of World Patent Marketing. "Currently, there are about 97,000 mobile health ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 2015 , ... In an effort to provide the twenty four hour continuous ... in his practice. , The decision will also allow him to spend more time ... transferring his in-patient admissions to the hospitalists at East Liverpool City Hospital.Dr. Aggarwal has ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... In a meaningful ritual intended ... Palms Drug Addiction Treatment Center have created an addiction graveyard. Sharing this with the ... most beloved residents, Rocky Hudson . Hudson (1945-2015) fell in love with the ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... 30, 2015 , ... Google recently announced that it will be disclosing any ... in a June 8, 2015 article published by Nasdaq , the powerful tech ... by its computer-driven cars, which such industry players as Tesla CEO Elon Musk believe ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... ... July 30, 2015 , ... 24/7 Care At Home, a ... San Bernardino, recently announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have awarded ... health care providers. 24/7 Care At Home’s agency is one of three top Orange ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Emergency Alert Can Be A Rude Awakening Without World Patent Marketings New App Invention, I AM FINE 2Health News:Emergency Alert Can Be A Rude Awakening Without World Patent Marketings New App Invention, I AM FINE 3Health News:Emergency Alert Can Be A Rude Awakening Without World Patent Marketings New App Invention, I AM FINE 4Health News:Emergency Alert Can Be A Rude Awakening Without World Patent Marketings New App Invention, I AM FINE 5Health News:River Valley Physician Dr. Aggarwal is Making Changes to his Practice 2Health News:Serenity Palms Honors Rocky Hudson, an Advocate of AA and a Beloved Resident of Palm Springs 2Health News:Serenity Palms Honors Rocky Hudson, an Advocate of AA and a Beloved Resident of Palm Springs 3Health News:New Google Policy on Reporting Driverless Auto Accidents Points Out Growing Complexity of Personal Injury Law in the 21st Century, Says Law Offices of Burg and Brock 2Health News:New Google Policy on Reporting Driverless Auto Accidents Points Out Growing Complexity of Personal Injury Law in the 21st Century, Says Law Offices of Burg and Brock 3Health News:24/7 Care At Home Earns a 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) 2
... women need screening as much as younger ones, , , ... should continue for women older than 50 -- even ... they have a similar level of risk as younger ... there,s little benefit in repeating smear tests in women ...
... As federal policymakers pursue healthcare reform this year, the ... prevention will be critically evaluated. As part of ... North America,s top medical schools will host scientists from ... the area of integrative medicine. The Consortium ...
... genetic study conducted through Mayo Clinic has identified ... European ancestry, according to a recent issue of ... , Research findings indicate that alcohol dependence ... variations associated with this illness remain unknown. Animal ...
... Holistic Addiction Treatment has added the use of Mild Hyperbarics to drug ... Scotland and Russia, mild hyperbarics is not generally associated with drug and ... alcohol treatment and recovery services that meet the needs of the person ... ...
... finds vets at higher risk of aggressive recurrence only ... News) -- U.S. male military veterans exposed to the ... recurrence of prostate cancer, a new study finds. , ... cancerous prostates. Of those, the 206 men who,d been ...
... Health Ministry Official shows programs funded by the Global Fund and President,s ... , ... Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2009 -- At a Congressional ... discussed the current state of malaria in Rwanda and how ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Don't Lower Age for Cervical Cancer Test, Study Urges 2Health News:Advancements in Integrative Medicine Research to Be Evaluated by Scientists From Leading International Academic Health Centers 2Health News:Mayo clinic study finds gene bringing together animal and human research in alcoholism 2Health News:G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Uses Innovative Use of Oxygen Therapy Which Restores Mind and Body in Drug Rehab 2Health News:G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment Uses Innovative Use of Oxygen Therapy Which Restores Mind and Body in Drug Rehab 3Health News:Agent Orange Exposure Tied to Prostate Cancer Return 2Health News:A View from Rwanda: Congressional Briefing Highlights Impact of U.S. funded Anti-Malaria Programs 2Health News:A View from Rwanda: Congressional Briefing Highlights Impact of U.S. funded Anti-Malaria Programs 3
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 ... report with market overview, trends, DRO analysis, ... analysis, recent developments, competitive scenario and top ... Insight: Biosensors Market Development and Demand Forecast ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150727/756778 ) Explore more about ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... 2015 Vermillion, Inc. (VRML), a ... announced today it will report its second ... close on Thursday, August 13, 2015, followed ... at 4:30pm Eastern.Conference Call and Webcast:  ... Pacific  Domestic: , 888-430-8691International: ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... , July 30, 2015 What ... ? Which areas are going to grow at the ... you potential revenues to 2025, assessing data, trends, opportunities ... provides 176 tables, charts, and graphs. Discover the ... market prospects. Our new study lets you assess forecasted ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 2Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 3Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 4Global Biosensors Market (Size of $12,964 Million in 2014) to Witness 10% CAGR During 2015 - 2020 5Ophthalmic Devices Market Forecast 2015-2025 - Future Prospects for Leading Companies in Vision Care, Surgical, Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices 2Ophthalmic Devices Market Forecast 2015-2025 - Future Prospects for Leading Companies in Vision Care, Surgical, Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices 3Ophthalmic Devices Market Forecast 2015-2025 - Future Prospects for Leading Companies in Vision Care, Surgical, Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices 4Ophthalmic Devices Market Forecast 2015-2025 - Future Prospects for Leading Companies in Vision Care, Surgical, Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices 5Ophthalmic Devices Market Forecast 2015-2025 - Future Prospects for Leading Companies in Vision Care, Surgical, Diagnostic & Monitoring Devices 6
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ANX ) today announced ... private company that holds certain rights and know-how to poloxamer-based ... the target company. About the ... target company contemplate an all-stock acquisition by merger. Other than ...
... 2011 Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AMRN ... focus on cardiovascular disease, today announced that, in connection ... Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), the underwriters of the offering have ... an aggregate of 1,800,000 additional ADSs to cover over-allotments. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ADVENTRX Announces Signing of Term Sheet for Acquisition of Poloxamer-Based Therapeutics 2ADVENTRX Announces Signing of Term Sheet for Acquisition of Poloxamer-Based Therapeutics 3ADVENTRX Announces Signing of Term Sheet for Acquisition of Poloxamer-Based Therapeutics 4ADVENTRX Announces Signing of Term Sheet for Acquisition of Poloxamer-Based Therapeutics 5Amarin Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option 2Amarin Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option 3Amarin Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option 4
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: