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Table 1 Mapping aspects of the office physical environment to current physical activity guidelines

From: Office-based physical activity: mapping a social ecological model approach against COM-B

DurationIntensityLocationIntentionActivity/ contextDescription
ShortLightDeskIncidentalStandingSit-stand desk, talking to colleagues, printing, filing, standing whilst talking on the phone
MediumLightDeskDiscretionaryStandingSit-stand desk
ShortLightOffice BuildingIncidentalWalkingWalking short distances (stop/start): Trips to and from bathroom, kitchen meeting rooms
Short/ MediumLightPrecinct, NeighbourhoodIncidentalCommutingWalk to car park or transit point
Medium/ LongLight
Precinct, NeighbourhoodDiscretionaryCommutingWalking to worka
Medium/ LongMVPAPrecinct, NeighbourhoodDiscretionaryCommutingCycling to worka
ShortMVPABuildingIncidentalClimbing stairsUsing the stair as an efficient way for getting from A to B
Short/ MediumMVPABuildingDiscretionaryClimbing stairsUsing the stair for increasing PA
MediumMVPABuildingDiscretionaryGymGym, exercise classes, jogging
Precinct, neighbourhoodDiscretionaryBrisk walkingWalking breaks, walking groups
MediumLightPrecinct, NeighbourhoodDiscretionaryWork breaksWalks out doors during breaks, walking to local shops and cafes, restaurants
  1. aLocal area (reasonable cycling distance 32 min – walking 22 min for FT worker [82]