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Ciencia & trabajo

versão On-line ISSN 0718-2449


BRAVO CARRASCO, Valeria Paz  e  ESPINOZA BUSTOS, Jorge Rodrigo. Sedentary in driving activity. Cienc Trab. [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.58, pp.54-58. ISSN 0718-2449.

The sedentary lifestyle in driving activity is a degenerative process that affects the user both physically and psychologically, being prone to suffer from chronic diseases and an increase in stress. This is due to the demand for work that involves a large number of hours Without having a fixed work schedule, to be exposed to external agents (noise, vibrations, among others), not to dedicate time for physical activity and a diet with a reduced caloric intake.

This review seeks to determine definitions of concepts relevant to the topic, to identify studies that show alterations in driving activity, methods of study and to determine the variables that provide for the appearance of chronic diseases and musculoskeletal problems devel oped in driving activity by the sedentary lifestyle. Subsequently, we analyze the current situation and projections on the subject by not presenting a physical activity on a regular basis, emphasizing the deterioration of the upper and lower train and psychosocial factors that influence the driver. A variable search methodology is presented, which allows the identification of the contextualization of the theme and its development, incorporating information from different areas to achieve a good result.

There is progress by the EU to follow up annually in a medical analysis that can identify the health status of workers to determine their physical capacities to be able to develop the activity.

In conclusion, this implementation could be an instance to express in other countries and thus be able to control workers' efficiency and be aware of their working conditions. Working in the development of a contingency plan of health status, physical and mental capacity of users will provide a contribution to development in the process of improvement of this work.


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