'Move More, Sit Less' Counseling Can Change Habits in Diabetes!
Among sedentary patients with type 2 diabetes, those who received regular counseling sessions from an exercise specialist who advised them how to move more and sit less over the course of 3 years made lasting improvements in these health habits, compared with those who only received advice about physical activity from their physicians once a year.
@manisha The intervention was conceived to promote a two-step behavior change, the researchers explain. As a first step, the intervention aimed to decrease sedentary time by substituting it with a wide range of light-intensity physical activities and/or interrupting prolonged sitting with brief bouts of light-intensity physical activity. Next, the intervention sought to reallocate [other time] toward gradually increasing amounts of purposeful moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity. The main study strength is that it tested an intervention that targeted both physical activity and sedentary time across all settings (eg, leisure, transportation, household, and occupation), based on theoretical grounds and using several behavior change techniques.