- 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.