Given the growing awareness of the negative effects of work-related stress, Many Businesses Are Focusing On Active Health Promotion To Enhance employee health, well-being and performance. This text aims to review the state of the art and offer ideas and suggestions for how stress-related employee health problems can be combated through the provision of effective fitness and exercise programmes.
Table of Contents
Contributors -- Preface: promoting workplace health -- 1 Employee exercise programmes: organisational and individual perspectives /Amanda Griffiths -- 2 Financial aspects of employee fitness programmes /Roy J. Shephard -- 3 Assessing the relationship between exercise and employee mental health: methodological concerns /Steve M. Jex and Deanne A. Heinisch -- 4 Exercise and mental health: the role of activity and fitness /Kathryn Thirlaway and David Benton -- 5 The psychological benefits of physical exercise for women: improving employee quality of life /Precilla Y.L. Choi and Nanette Mutrie -- 6 Exercise programmes and the promotion of health /Larry L. Fahlberg and Lauri A. Fahlberg -- 7 Understanding exercise as a method of stress management: a constructivist framework /Karen R. Flood and Bonita C. Long -- 8 Exercise, shiftwork and sleep /Mikko Harma -- 9 Alcohol abuse, physical fitness and the prevention of relapse /Sven Svebak -- 10 Employee fitness programmes and reduced absenteeism: a case study /John H. Kerr -- 11 Employee fitness and exercise: the way forward /John H. Kerr -- Author biographies -- Index.
John H. Kerr Institute of Health and Sports Sciences The University of Tsukuba Tsukuba Ibaraki 305 Japan. Amanda Griffiths Centre for Organizational Health & Development Department of Psychology University of Nottingham Nottingham NG7 2RD UK. Tom Cox Centre for Organizational Health & Development Department of Psychology University of Nottingham Nottingham NG7 2RD UK.