Prevent Burnout with a Fitness Workout!
- Objectives: The global burden of burnout cost is in excess of $300 billion annually. Locally, just under half of working Australians experience high levels of occupational burnout. The current study aims to compare cardiovascular with resistance exercise to assess their effectiveness towards well-being, stress reduction and burnout.
- Design: 49 participants aged 19 to 68 placed in 3 groups completed a 4wk exercise program of cardio, resistance training, or no exercise at all.
- Method: Participants were measured against the Subjective Exercise Experience Scale, the Perceived Stress Scale, and the Maslach Burnout Inventory.
- Results: After 4wks the exercise participants had greater positivity and well-being with less psychological distress, perceived stress, and emotional exhaustion. Cardio exercise increased well-being and decrease psychological distress, perceived stress, and emotional exhaustion. Resistance training increased well-being, personal accomplishments and reduced perceived stress.
- Conclusion: Exercise is an effective burnout intervention method. Organisations wishing to proactively reduce burnout can do so by encouraging their employees to access regular exercise programs.
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