Is high aerobic workload at work associated with leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among blue-collar workers? A compositional data analysis based on accelerometer data

Charlotte Lund Rasmussen*, Javier Palarea-Albaladejo, Mette Korshøj, Nidhi Gupta, Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen, Andreas Holtermann, Marie Birk Jørgensen

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Objective This study aimed to investigate the hypothesized negative association between duration of work time spent at a high relative aerobic workload and leisure time movement behaviours among blue-collar workers. Methods This was a cross-sectional study based on heart rate and accelerometer data from 803 blue-collar workers (447 men and 356 women). Relative aerobic workload was measured as percentage of heart rate reserve during work (%HRR). Leisure time movement behaviours were expressed in terms of leisure time spent in sedentary and active behaviours in uninterrupted bouts (i.e. <10 min, 10–30 min and >30 min). Compositional regression and isotemporal substitution models were used to assess the association between the predominance of work time spent at 40%HRR and leisure time spent in sedentary and active bouts. All analyses were stratified by sex. Results For men, there was no statistically significant association between the predominance of work time spent at 40%HRR and leisure time movement behaviours. Among women, the predominance of 40%HRR at work was negatively associated with relative leisure time spent in 10 min bouts of active behaviour (b^ = -0.21, p = 0.02) and a theoretical 15 min reallocation of work time from <40%HRR to 40%HRR was estimated to decrease active behaviour by 6 min during leisure time. Conclusion Our result highlights the need for considering work-related barriers for an active leisure time in high-risk populations. Longitudinal studies are warranted to disentangle the relationship between physically demanding work characteristics and leisure time movement behaviours in such populations.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0217024
JournalPLOS ONE
Volume14
Issue number6
Number of pages16
ISSN1932-6203
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jun 2019

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Rasmussen, Charlotte Lund ; Palarea-Albaladejo, Javier ; Korshøj, Mette ; Gupta, Nidhi ; Nabe-Nielsen, Kirsten ; Holtermann, Andreas ; Jørgensen, Marie Birk. / Is high aerobic workload at work associated with leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among blue-collar workers? A compositional data analysis based on accelerometer data. In: PLOS ONE. 2019 ; Vol. 14, No. 6.
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Is high aerobic workload at work associated with leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among blue-collar workers? A compositional data analysis based on accelerometer data. / Rasmussen, Charlotte Lund; Palarea-Albaladejo, Javier; Korshøj, Mette; Gupta, Nidhi; Nabe-Nielsen, Kirsten; Holtermann, Andreas; Jørgensen, Marie Birk.

In: PLOS ONE, Vol. 14, No. 6, e0217024, 01.06.2019.

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