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Table 1 Weekly themes for mobile phone application

From: The mPED randomized controlled clinical trial: applying mobile persuasive technologies to increase physical activity in sedentary women protocol

Week 1 Monitoring daily steps/physical activity goal setting
Week 2 Identifying barriers and benefits of physical activity
Week 3 Adding a 10 minute walk
Week 4 Increasing social support for physical activity
Week 5 Building physical activity into daily activities
Week 6 Identifying community resources
Week 7 Recognizing and addressing lapses in physical activity
Week 8 Healthy diet and lifestyle tips
Week 9 Managing stress
Week 10 Maintaining motivation
Week 11 Exploring and adding new physical activities
Week 12 Wrapping-up and looking forward