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Table 3 Methods and strategies selected for reducing sedentary behaviour at work

From: Mindful "Vitality in Practice": an intervention to improve the work engagement and energy balance among workers; the development and design of the randomised controlled trial

Key determinants Theoretical method Practical strategy Tools and Materials
Perceived behavioural control Self regulation
Goal setting
Reinforcement
In-company mindfulness training
Facilitate formulation of goals and reflection
Provide positive feedback
Exercises aimed at enlarging sense of control over behaviour and beliefs of efficacy.
E-coaching: Employees formulate goals and reflect in logbook. Coach reads and stimulates reflection
In-company mindfulness training: trainer provides positive feedback
E-coaching: coach provides positive feedback
Perceived barriers Self regulation
Goal setting
Reinforcement
In-company mindfulness training
Facilitate formulation of goals and reflection
Provide positive feedback
Exercises aimed at reperceiving barriers and enacting on intentions.
E-coaching: Employees formulate goals and reflect in log-book. Coach reads and stimulates reflection by providing feedback.
In-company mindfulness training: trainer provides positive feedback.
E-coaching: coach provides positive feedback
Awareness Self regulation In-company mindfulness training Exercises aimed at body awareness and behavioural patterns
Social support Mobilising social support Form pairs or groups In-company mindfulness training in groups and oral instruction to form pairs to do discuss homework exercises
Physical environment Environmental change Facilitation of reducing sedentary behaviour during lunchtime Providing routes for lunch walking