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Table 1 Content of the six group sessions in the acceptance- and commitment-based group

From: Towards a physically more active lifestyle based on one’s own values: the results of a randomized controlled trial among physically inactive adults

Topics of the group sessions Key points and aims of the sessions
1. Health behaviour What are the factors affecting my health behaviour and well-being? What is the direction I want to move? What are the steps I have to take in order to try to change my well-being?
2. Values and important things in life What are the most important values for me? Am I living or behaving according to my values?
3. Value-based actions and barriers What are my specific goals and actions that support my valued behaviour? What kind of subjective barriers or explanations do I have in relation to my physical activity?
4. Living in the present moment and self-regulation skills How do I contact the present moment? How do I use mindfulness skills in order to be more aware of my own behaviour in everyday life?
5. Self-processes and physical activity How do I see myself and how does it affect my behaviour? Can I be more aware of the way I am thinking about myself and learn nonreactive ways to respond to these thoughts?
6. Flexible actions How am I doing? What are the actions that help me to achieve my desired outcomes? Do I need to change my goals? Am I living according to my values? Can I be more flexible in my behaviour and physically active lifestyle?