Table 2

Map of Stand Up, Sit Less, and Move More intervention strategies across intervention target levels
Stand Up Sit Less Move More
Principle Breaking up prolonged periods of sitting Reducing overall sitting time Increasing energy expenditure
Key message Stand up at least every 30 minutes Reduce daily sitting time Take every opportunity to be more active
Organization Focus:
- Changing social norms (reinforcement & role modeling)
Strategies:
- Gain organisational/upper management support through consultation
- Identify site representatives as role models and spokespersons for employees
- Representatives to reinforce Ix messages (e.g. emails sent from them not research staff, articles in site newsletters)
- Establish new workplace policies & practices (e.g. standing meetings, no emails within organisational units- face visits instead, move waste bins, printers, supplies; tailored to each site)
Environment Focus:
- Prompts/Behavioral cues - Use of height-adjustable workstations - Increasing awareness
Strategies:
- Prompts at desk (e.g. postcards, stickers) - Installation of height-adjustable workstations - Environmental changes to encourage movement (e.g. signs at lifts prompting use of stairs, centrally located printers & bins; tailored to each site)
- Timer as visual cue to stand
Individual Focus:
- Prompts/Behavioral cues - Goal setting for use of workstations - Increasing awareness
Strategies:
- Education on breaks in sitting & health - Education on prolonged sitting & health - Education on incidental activity & health
- Encourage use of prompts (e.g. stand when telephone rings, when someone enters the office) - SMART goal setting for use of workstations - Encourage use of strategies (e.g. “imails” instead of emails (walk to colleague); walk to bathroom that is farthest away; use stairs instead of lift)
- Self-monitoring using timer and chart

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Neuhaus et al. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2014 11:21   doi:10.1186/1479-5868-11-21

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