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Table 1 Components of the ManUp intervention

From: Effectiveness of a website and mobile phone based physical activity and nutrition intervention for middle-aged males: Trial protocol and baseline findings of the ManUp Study

Major Component Sub-component Description IT-based Intervention Arm Print-based Intervention Arm
Educational Materials     
  Physical Activity    
  What is physical activity Description of
- What is ‘physical activity’
- The different intensities of physical activity
- The physical activity guidelines for Australian adults   
  Benefits of physical activity Summary of the health, social and economic benefits of physical activity participation
  Where to be active Summary of the locations to be physically active in the study area, including parks, community facilities, commercial recreation centres.
  Getting started Summary of the steps people should do to minimise risk when commencing a physical activity regime, including link to pre-exercise screening tool. Includes information on selecting the correct equipment for the activity, warming up, stretching, cooling down, progressively increasing activity, hydration and sun safety.
  Further information URLs of other health promotion websites and resources for further information on physical activity
  Healthy Eating    
  What is healthy eating Description of   
- What is ‘healthy eating’
- Where appropriate a serving size is defined
- The healthy eating guidelines for Australian adults
  Benefits of healthy eating Summary of the health benefits of healthy eating
  Where to eat healthily Summary of the outlets that provide fresh food options in the study area
  Getting started Summary of strategies to make choosing healthy eating a part of daily routines
  Further information URL addresses of other health promotion websites and resources for further information on healthy eating
  Body Weight    
  What is a healthy body weight Description of how a healthy body weight is defined using BMI and waist circumference
  Benefits of a healthy body weight Summary of the health benefits of maintaining a healthy body weight
  How to achieve a healthy body weight Summary of the strategies that can be used to maintain and/or achieve a healthy body weight
  Further information URL addresses of other health promotion websites and resources to assist in maintaining and/or achieving a healthy body weight
Self-monitoring   - Ability to record progress towards completing any of the challenges
- Ability to record body weight, height and waist circumference  
- Automatically generated summary of all data recorded  
- Ability to schedule an activity and receive text or email reminder  
- Visual summary of progress towards completing ManUp challenges
Social-support   - Ability to view ‘mates’ progress  
- Ability to comment on a the profile page of a mate  
- Ability to complete group based challenges  
ManUp challenges   Light, Mid and Full Strength Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Challenges