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Workplace Health Saf. 2015 Oct;63(10):436-45. doi: 10.1177/2165079915589685. Epub 2015 Jul 20.

Effects of an 8-Week Outdoor Brisk Walking Program on Fatigue in Hi-Tech Industry Employees: A Randomized Control Trial.

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1
National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences.
2
National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences yiching@ntunhs.edu.tw.

Abstract

Over 73% of hi-tech industry employees in Taiwan lack regular exercise. They are exposed to a highly variable and stressful work environment for extended periods of time, and may subsequently experience depression, detrimental to workers' physiological and mental health. In this cross-sectional survey, the authors explored the effect of an 8-week brisk walking program on the fatigue of employees in the hi-tech industry. The participants, from a hi-tech company in northern Taiwan, were randomly assigned to an experimental group (EG; 41 subjects, Mage = 33.34 ± 6.40) or control group (CG; 45 subjects, Mage = 29.40 ± 3.60). Following the 8-week brisk walking program, the EG showed significantly lower scores for subjective fatigue, working motivation, attention, and overall fatigue. The authors confirmed that the 8-week outdoor brisk walking program significantly improved the level of fatigue among employees of the hi-tech industry. The finding serves as an important reference for health authorities in Taiwan and provides awareness of workplace health promotion in the hi-tech industry.

KEYWORDS:

brisk walking; employees; fatigue; health promotion; hi-tech industry

PMID:
26194655
DOI:
10.1177/2165079915589685
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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