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Document ID (ISN)111437
CIS number 11-0129
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Sato T., Kubo T., Ebara T., Takeyama H., Inoue T., Iwanishi M., Tachi N., Itani T., Kamijima M.
Title Brief hourly exercise during night work can help maintain workers' performance
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.48, No.4, p.470-477. Illus. 41 ref.
Internet access Brief_hourly_exercise.pdf [in English]
Abstract This study examined the effects of brief hourly exercise as a countermeasure against the adverse effects of night work, especially for workers requiring sustained attention while working in a prolonged sitting posture. During simulated night work (22:00-08:00), participants were required to follow an hourly schedule comprising a 30-min task, a 15-min test and a 15-min break. The study included two experimental conditions: hourly exercise for 3 min during breaks, and a control condition, without exercise during the breaks. Throughout the test period, work performance in the last 10 min of each 30-min task was better under the exercise condition than under the control condition. Implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) work efficiency; night work; vigilance; relaxation exercises
Descriptors (secondary) work-rest schedules; sitting posture; sleep disturbances; case-control study; statistical evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Office work
Physical fitness programmes