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Table 1 Description of optional interpersonal and lifestyle interventions used in the study

From: The effectiveness of email-based exercises in promoting psychological wellbeing and healthy lifestyle: a two-year follow-up study

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Social interactions Three coaching programs: (i) Positive interaction in a relationship, (ii) Resolving conflicts in a relationship, or (iii) Coaching exercises for families with children. The weekly coaching email message included information, practical advice, and an exercise respectively on each subject based on a cognitive behavioral approach and positive thinking.
Weight management Weekly email messages consisted of information, practical advice and exercises on weight management (e.g. managing appetite, eating, portion size, and buying food).
Healthy diet Weekly email messages about healthy diet and practical advice for improvement, and also links to further readings.
Exercise Weekly email messages aimed at reaching the minimum goal for health promoting physical exercise (at least 2.5 h of brisk physical exercise weekly or 9000 steps daily). Messages included information about health-related physical activity, and practical advice and assignments.
Sleep improvement Weekly email message containing information, practical advice and exercises on good sleep (e.g. sleep hygiene, environment, and relaxation) and links to further readings.
Alcohol use management Cognitive behavioral program of two weekly messages to analyze reasons and situations of alcohol use and advice to avoid excessive alcohol use and how to cope with temptations.
Smoking cessation Cognitive behavioral program of two weekly messages to analyze reasons and situations of smoking, mental exercise, and support for quitting.