Journal article

Healthy Eating and Active Living: Rural-Based Working Men's Perspectives

John L Oliffe, Joan L Bottorff, Paul Sharp, Cristina M Caperchione, Steven T Johnson, Theresa Healy, Sonia Lamont, Margaret Jones-Bricker, Kerensa Medhurst, Sally Errey

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MENS HEALTH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

There is a pressing need for health promotion programs focused on increasing healthy eating and active living among "unreached" rural-based men. The purpose of the current study was to describe rural-based working men's views about health to distil acceptable workplace approaches to promoting men's healthy lifestyles. Two focus group interviews included 21 men who worked and lived in northern British Columbia, Canada. Interviews were approximately 2 hours in duration; data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Themes inductively derived included (a) food as quick filling fuels, (b) work strength and recreational exercise, and (c) (re)working masculine health norms. Participants positioned f..

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