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11th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management (ODAM 2014) CPH Conference

Relationships between objective measurements of sedentary time and health variables in office workers: a cross-sectional analysi
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Author:Ronni LJ BØDKER (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Simon K MELIN (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Morten VILLUMSEN (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Andreas HOLTERMANN (National Research Centre for Working Environment, Denmark)
Pascal MADELEINE (Center for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark)
Date: 2014-08-18     Track: G - Application areas     Session: G3 - Psycho- social aspects
DOI:10.4122/dtu:2346

The aim of this study was to (i) use objective measurements to assess sedentary time at work and during leisure and (ii) correlate sedentary time to blood pressure (BP), body mass index (BMI) and maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max) in office workers. Tendencies towards a positive correlation between BMI and total time spent sitting (h) at work (r=0.28, P=0.06), and a tendency for a negative correlation between VO2max and sitting time (h) in leisure (r=-0.23, P=0.09) were found. Objective measurements of physical activity can be used to assess sedentary time in free-living conditions.