Johnson, S. T, Stolp, S. M, Seaton, C. L, Sharp, P., Caperchione, C. M, Bottorff, J. L, Oliffe, J. L, Jones-Bricker, M., Lamont, S., Medhurst, K., Errey, S. & Healy, T. (2016). A men's workplace health intervention: Results of the POWERPLAY program pilot study. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, United States: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000000793
Objective: To explore physical activity and eating behaviors among men following the implementation of a gender-sensitive, workplace health promotion program. Methods: Using a pre-post within-subjects design, computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) was used to collect health-related information along with physical activity and fruit/vegetable intake at baseline and after 6 months. Results: At baseline, participants (N = 139) consumed 3.58 servings of fruit and vegetables/day and engaged in an average of 229.77 min/week moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA). At 6 months, daily fruit/vegetable intake did not increase, whereas MVPA increased by 112.3 min/week. Conclusions: The POWERPLAY program successfully increased weekly MVPA. Engaging men in health promotion can be a challenge; here, the workplace served as a valuable environment for achieving positive change.
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