Impact of a pedometer-based workplace health program on cardiovascular and diabetes risk profile

Rosanne Freak-Poli, Rory Wolfe, Kathryn Backholer, Maximilian Pangratius J De Courten, Anna Peeters

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Objective To evaluate whether participation in a four-month, pedometer-based, physical activity, workplace health programme results in an improvement in risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Methods Adults employed within Australia in primarily sedentary occupations and voluntarily enrolled in a workplace programme, the Global Corporate Challenge, aimed at increasing physical activity were recruited. Data included demographic, behavioural, anthropometric and biomedical measurements. Measures were compared between baseline and four-months.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162 - 171
Number of pages9
JournalPreventive Medicine
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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