Sitting is the New Smoking – Sedentary Behaviour Change Strategies

thumbs-hpr-gardnerA review of sedentary behaviour change strategies (published in Health Psychology Review) led by Dr. Benjamin Gardner (King’s College London, UK) describes behaviour change strategies used in interventions seeking to reduce sedentary behaviour in adults. Interventions that qualified as “very or quite promising” by the review tended to have targeted sedentary behaviour instead of physical activity. Interventions based on environmental restructuring, persuasion, or education were seen as most promising. Self-monitoring, problem solving, and restructuring the social or physical environment were particularly promising behaviour change techniques.

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