This study elicited information regarding benefits of and barriers to participation in health-promoting work breaks, known as Booster Breaks, from participants with extensive experience (6 months to 1 year) with these types of breaks.
On the basis of the story path method of inquiry, data were collected regarding past, present, and future time frames during extensive face-to-face interviews. Group consensus processes identified themes.
The top-ranked benefit theme was experiencing positive feelings, followed by improved health and sense of team camaraderie. The three barrier themes were time constraints/interruption of work flow, lack of interest, and absence of organizational support.
As decision makers plan and implement health-promoting work breaks such as Booster Breaks, these findings indicate the benefits to emphasize and the barriers to counteract. Management support to sustain engagement is a priority.