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  • Sedentary behavior and physical inactivity increase the risks of non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, which contribute to approximately 70% of all-cause mortality among Thais.
  • There is a misunderstanding that exercise in leisure time can neutralize the effect of a sedentary lifestyle. Risks from sedentary behavior cannot be nullified unless we reduce the sedentary time.
  • The study results suggested that single-component interventions cannot lead to behavioral change. Multi-component interventions are crucial.
  • The research team developed the Physical Activity at Work (PAW) program to reduce sedentary behavior in Thai office-based workers and conducted the first full-scale trial in Southeast Asia.