Effective Behavior Change Techniques to Promote Physical Activity in Adults with Overweight or Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

URL: http://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33949778/

Multicomponent behavior change interventions are typically used in weight management, but results are largely heterogeneous and modest. This study aimed to identify the most effective behavior change techniques for increasing physical activity (PA) in digital and face-to-face behavior change interventions in adults with overweight/obesity.


Four databases were searched for eligible studies up to October 2019. Evidence suggests that using goal setting, social incentive, and graded tasks might help improve PA in digital interventions while avoiding inconsistent self-monitoring of behavior. In face-to-face interventions, prompting behavioral practice and rehearsal might lead to better PA outcomes.

Topics: Health Promotion, Active living, Heart health
Resource Type: strategies and interventions
Publisher: PubMed
Date Last Updated: 2023-03-14 16:20:01

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