Exercise Among Commercial Truck Drivers.
Summary of "Exercise Among Commercial Truck Drivers."
This study examines the exercise habits and perceived barriers to exercise of a convenience sample of 300 commercial truck drivers. Participants reported minimal amounts of exercise, with nearly 20% not exercising in the past week. A high prevalence of obesity was found in this sample: 93.3% of study participants had a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or higher. Drivers with BMIs of greater than 30 were significantly more likely to rate the exercise environment as terrible/bad. Drivers who had at least one health condition engaged in significantly less aerobic exercise, used fewer strengthening exercises, did not exercise for 30 minutes continuously, and had a higher BMI. Drivers who spent most of their off-duty time in their truck while their partner drove were also significantly more likely to not exercise regularly. Most drivers cited lack of time and place as the primary barriers to exercising. This study adds to the limited knowledge about exercise behaviors among commercial truck drivers.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: AAOHN journal : official journal of the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21936482
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3928/08910162-20110916-01
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