A symposium entitled: ‘European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): results from research to develop and evaluate a lifestyle program for men delivered in professional football clubs in four countries’ will be facilitated at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity annual meeting. The conference will be held in Hong Kong from 3- 6 June 2018. The […]
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Developed with the goal to change the social norm in Portugal, and encourage the football clubs to be seen also as agents of health promotion, the Portuguese Football Federation it is hosting the EuroFIT program at their facilities in the City of Football (home of Portuguese national football team). By hosting the program (and sponsoring […]
EuroFIT at SC Braga and Rio Ave FC is up and running! In both clubs, the program runs on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm. Delivered by trained coaches and with the participation of former glories of that clubs, the program has gathered the enthusiasm of participants!
In order to welcome Inger Abma based at the Radboud University Medical Center to the EuroFIT project, I asked her a few questions about her background, research interests and PhD. Here is what she reports: I’m originally from Nijmegen, NL, studied biomedical sciences with a focus on Health Technology Assessment and a consultancy profile. I […]
Dr Matthew Philpott of Healthy Stadia reports on the EuroFIT delivery at the Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Ewood Park, Blackburn, Lancashire, UK. The Blackburn Rovers Football Club has 20 men participating in their EuroFIT pilot programme. Participants are ready to start Week 6. Thus far, feedback from both the coaches and the participants has been extremely positive. Below are some […]
Hugo V. Pereira of the University of Lisbon presented the EuroFIT project on Friday, April 6th in celebration of the World Day of Physical Activity 2018. The presentation highlighted how the love for football can be used in practice to promote healthy lifestyles in community programs. Hugo’s talk was facilitated in the Odivelas Municipality of Lisbon. Read […]
In the recent past, a presentation of EuroFIT by the University of Lisbon team at the U Lisboa Health Network caught the attention of the President of the National Forum for Alcohol and Health (FNAS). As a result, the University of Lisbon EuroFIT research group was invited to be a part of the Forum. This Forum […]
On January 25 and 26th, EuroFIT’s University of Lisbon team of Pedro Teixeira, Hugo Vieira Pereira and Marlene Silva and presented EuroFIT at the “Football is Medicine” international conference in Lisbon. This scientific conference assembled expert researchers from around the globe to present and discuss the increasing evidence of recreational football practice as a tool for the prevention […]
On January 11, 2018, Prof Doutora Marlene Silva, University of Lisbon gave an invited talk at a conference at Autonoma University (Lisbon, Portugal) in relation to good practices for health behavior change interventions from research to practice. EuroFIT was used as an optimal example, illustrating the main focus of the talk. 11jan2018_cc5f_eurofit_vp
The University of Lisbon’s Dr Marlene N. Silva discusses EuroFIT on the Portuguese radio programme ‘90 Seconds of Science’ on 4 January 2018. Have a listen to the segment here https://www.rtp.pt/play/p2936/e322278/90-segundos-ciencia
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