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Perceived barriers to healthy eating and physical activity among participants in a workplace obesity intervention

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Publication Date August 2017
Author Kayla Stankevitz, John Dement, Ashley Schoenfisch, Julie Joyner, Shana Clancy, Marissa Stroo, and Truis Ostbye
Source Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Source Type Journal Article
Summary

This study examines the potential barriers participants may experience in a workplace obesity intervention. Participants reported time constraints and lack of motivation as barriers to physical activities. Participants also reported lack of self-control, convenience, and lack of access to healthy foods as barriers to healthy eating. Results indicated that reporting more barriers to healthy eating was positively related to drinking higher sugary beverages. The study concludes that weight-management programs should address potential barriers.

Keywords Employee health, physical/mental health, weight management programs
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Burton, W. N., Chen, C. Y., Li, X., & Schultz, A. B. (2017). Association Between Employee Dental Claims, Health Risks, Workplace Productivity, and Preventive Services Compliance. Journal of occupational and environmental medicine, 59, 721-726.

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