Diet, physical exercise and cognitive behavioral training as a combined workplace based intervention to reduce body weight and increase physical capacity in health care workers - a randomized controlled trial

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p671
Academic Journal
The article offers information on a study conducted by the authors related to lifestyle interventions among health care workers. It states that the intervention addressed physical capacity, body weight and musculoskeletal pain as obesity is prevalent in many workers. It mentions that 98 women workers were studied who participated in the intervention which included dietary plan, exercises and cognitive behavioral training. It reports that workers showed reduced weight and blood pressure.


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