Sitting is the New Smoking – Sedentary Behaviour Change Strategies

A review of sedentary behaviour change strategies describes behaviour change strategies used in interventions seeking to reduce sedentary behaviour in adults.

Review published in Health Psychology Review and led by Dr. Benjamin Gardner (King’s College London, UK). 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.