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Table 3 Overview of themes relating to PA in paid work time

From: Physical activity in paid work time for desk-based employees: a qualitative study of employers’ and employees’ perspectives

Benefits
 Employee benefitsImproved mental health
Improved productivity
Improved physical benefits (e.g. fitness, energy)
Improved perception of employer
 Organisational benefitsImproved productivity
Reduced sick leave
Improved colleague relationships and morale
Improved perceptions of employer
Barriers
 Structure and nature of the working dayHigh workload
Frontline job requirements and scheduling of breaks
Not knowing current break entitlement
Existing flexible working arrangements
 Workplace culture and normsResentment from colleagues
Physical activity not accepted in the workplace
A no break, be at your desk culture
 Organisational concernsCost of time lost
Public and media perceptions of spending funds