Watkins, Cecilia M.; Lartey, Grace K.; Golla, Vijay; Khubchandani, Jagdish
June 2008
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p74
Academic Journal
The present study examines the potential influence perceptions may have on workers nutritional and exercise behaviors, which could allow for more explicit intervention design. Surveys were administered in four workplaces in Kentucky to measure workers perceptions of environmental factors at the workplace and their influence on obesity rates. The majority of employees perceived that the quality of food and stress influenced their choice of food, while the lack of a worksite gym prevented them from getting enough exercise at the workplace. Time affected both their eating and exercise habits at the workplace.


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