Effekter av 20 minutrs daglig fysisk träning av kondition, styrka, rörlighet och balans.: En 10 veckors interventionsstudie av kvinnliga lokalvårdare
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Public health focuses on interventions related to physical activity during leisure and at work under conditions where health care is offered during working hours. Increased physical activity offers many positive effects on health in general and reduces the risk for most injuries and illnesses. Female cleaners represent a profession that is largely composed of women at high risk of overload injury and rarely participate in wellness initiatives offered at workplace. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of 20 minutes of daily physical exercise for 10 weeks of intervention for healthy female cleaners. A total of 40 female cleaners in a larger organization participated in the study and were divided in into an intervention group and a control group. The participants carried out physical tests on fitness, strength, mobility and balance. The intervention group performed an exercise program with respect to fitness, strength, mobility and balance 20 minutes a day for 10 weeks whereas the control group was instructed to “carry on as usual”. The results showed that significant differences were seen in the intervention group expressed through increases in strength and mobility and in comparison with the control group. No significant difference was seen in aerobic fitness and balance. The precent study indicates that 20 minutes daily strength and mobility training induces beneficial effect on strength and mobility variables thereby offering health benefits in female cleaners.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 37 p.
Sport and Fitness Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-20037OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-20037DiVA: diva2:534564
Subject / course
Pagels, Peter, Universitetsadjunkt
Alricsson, Marie, Professor