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Increasing Employees' Health by Workplace Physical Activity Counseling: The Mediating Role of Step-Based Physical Activity Behavior Change.

Anass Arrogi, Astrid Schotte, An Bogaerts, Filip Boen, Jan Seghers,

<h4>Background</h4>This study evaluated the effects of a 3-month workplace physical activity (PA) intervention on employees' health-related fitness and well-being. Moreover, mediational pathways were examined.<h4>Methods</h4>A longitudinal, quasi-experimental trial was evaluated in Belgian employees. The intervention group (IG: n = 246) received 3-months individualized, tailored PA counseling, consisting of face-to-face counseling and follow-up e-mail ... Read more >>

J Phys Act Health (Journal of physical activity & health)
[2019, 16(3):205-213]

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Evaluation of stAPP: a smartphone-based intervention to reduce prolonged sitting among Belgian adults.

Anass Arrogi, An Bogaerts, Jan Seghers, Karlien Devloo, Vero Vanden Abeele, Luc Geurts, Jeroen Wauters, Filip Boen,

Excessive uninterrupted sitting, also known as sedentary behavior, has been detrimentally associated with several health outcomes. However, the general population is often unaware of these health risks. Mobile phone technology offers great potential to increase awareness and to initiate behavior change. This study examined the short-term effects of stAPP, a ... Read more >>

Health Promot Int (Health promotion international)
[2019, 34(1):16-27]

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Validation of a smart chair and corresponding smartphone app as an objective measure of desk-based sitting.

Anass Arrogi, Filip Boen, Jan Seghers,

<h4>Objectives</h4>This study evaluated the validity of a smart chair and corresponding smartphone app (chair&app) to measure sitting time and sitting interruptions against camera-derived observation and activPAL.<h4>Methods</h4>Belgian deskbound university employees (n = 28, 17 women, mean age 30 ± 7.5 years, mean BMI 22.1 ± 2.0 kg/m<sup>2</sup> ) were provided with the chair&app in three conditions: a controlled condition ... Read more >>

J Occup Health (Journal of occupational health)
[2019, 61(1):121-127]

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Short- and long-term effectiveness of a three-month individualized need-supportive physical activity counseling intervention at the workplace.

Anass Arrogi, Astrid Schotte, An Bogaerts, Filip Boen, Jan Seghers,

<h4>Background</h4>The objective of the present study was to evaluate the short- and long-term intervention and mediation effects of a 3-month individualized need-supportive physical activity (PA) counseling intervention on employees' PA and sedentary behavior.<h4>Methods</h4>Insufficiently active employees (n = 300; mean age 42 ± 9 years; 78% female) were recruited from a large pharmaceutical company in Flanders, ... Read more >>

BMC Public Health (BMC public health)
[2017, 17(1):52]

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The SOS-framework (Systems of Sedentary behaviours): an international transdisciplinary consensus framework for the study of determinants, research priorities and policy on sedentary behaviour across the life course: a DEDIPAC-study.

Sebastien F M Chastin, Marieke De Craemer, Nanna Lien, Claire Bernaards, Christoph Buck, Jean-Michel Oppert, Julie-Anne Nazare, Jeroen Lakerveld, Grainne O'Donoghue, Michelle Holdsworth, Neville Owen, Johannes Brug, Greet Cardon, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Ecological models are currently the most used approaches to classify and conceptualise determinants of sedentary behaviour, but these approaches are limited in their ability to capture the complexity of and interplay between determinants. The aim of the project described here was to develop a transdisciplinary dynamic framework, grounded in a ... Read more >>

Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act (The international journal of behavioral nutrition and physical activity)
[2016, 13:83]

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Subcortical structures in humans can be facilitated by transcranial direct current stimulation.

Jorik Nonnekes, Anass Arrogi, Moniek A M Munneke, Edwin H F van Asseldonk, Lars B Oude Nijhuis, Alexander C Geurts, Vivian Weerdesteyn,

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a noninvasive brain stimulation technique that alters cortical excitability. Interestingly, in recent animal studies facilitatory effects of tDCS have also been observed on subcortical structures. Here, we sought to provide evidence for the potential of tDCS to facilitate subcortical structures in humans as well. ... Read more >>

PLoS One (PloS one)
[2014, 9(9):e107731]

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