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Coverage of EuroFIT at ECO 2017

EuroFIT received extensive media coverage, in the context of the ECO 2017 Conference. The following links are all Portuguese media (ECO took place in Porto), and highlight the commitment of major football clubs to the project, and the benefits that fans enjoy from the project. http://www.impala.pt/noticias/grandes-unem-esforcos-contra-o-sedentarismo/ http://www.cmjornal.pt/cm-ao-minuto/detalhe/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-201516-para-que-adeptos-percam-peso http://desporto.sapo.pt/futebol/primeira_liga/artigo/2017/05/18/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-2015-16-para-que-adeptos-percam-peso http://24.sapo.pt/noticias/nacional/artigo/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-2015-16-para-que-adeptos-percam-peso_22393138.html http://www.futebol365.pt/artigo/170427-benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-para-que-adeptos-peso/ https://www.rtp.pt/noticias/futebol-nacional/adeptos-dos-3-grandes-perdem-peso_d1002437 http://ptjornal.com/um-problema-peso-une-benfica-fc-porto-sporting-167707 http://observador.pt/2017/05/18/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-201516-para-que-adeptos-perdessem-peso/ https://www.jm-madeira.pt/desporto/ver/6113/Benfica_Sporting_e_FC_Porto_uniram_esforcos_em_2015-16_para_que_adeptos_percam_peso http://www.dn.pt/lusa/interior/benfica-sporting-e-fc-porto-uniram-esforcos-em-201516-para-que-adeptos-percam-peso-8484856.html […]

EuroFIT at ECO 2017

EuroFIT presented at ECO 2017 (http://eco2017.easo.org/ , May 17-20, 2017, in Porto, Portugal) on the Power of Football to Promote Behavioural Change for better health.     The poster is titled “The power of football: A socio-psychological approach to promotE behaviour change in overweight and sedentary men in the European Fans in Training project” – click to download it.

Excellent further media coverage for EuroFIT in Portugal

EuroFIT continues to gain great media attention in Portugal, even before its starring role in the new Programme for Physical Activity, launched on World Physical Activity Day. On RTP1, on 11 April 2017: A feature on EuroFIT Portugal   On RTP3, on 12 April 2017, A feature on EuroFIT in Portugal   On SPORT-TV, on […]

EuroFIT central to major new initiative in Portugal

On 11 April 2017, World Physical Activity Day, EuroFIT played a key role in the launch of the Portuguese government’s National Physical Activity programme. A formal partnership to roll out the EuroFIT programme was signed between the Portuguese government’s Directorate-General for Health and the Portuguese Football Federation. Full details of the day are published (in […]

Successful EuroFIT plenary in Amsterdam

The EuroFIT consortium enjoyed a fruitful and successful plenary meeting in Amsterdam, on 9 and 10 May. We would all like to thank our kind hosts at VUmc for the excellent organisation. The meeting focused on process evaluation of the EuroFIT RCT trial, on making EuroFIT attractive to new audiences (particularly women), on the cleaning […]

Check out our new Spring 2017 Flash Report

EuroFIT recently released a new Flash Report to our mailing list. You can view it here Highlights include – The EuroFIT trial across four countries – Clarity on the IP model for replicating EuroFIT – The challenge of Data Analysis.

EuroFIT presents at EU’s Public Health Research Day, Brussels

EuroFIT was ably represented by Dr Marlene Silva from partners FMH, at the recent Public Health Research Day, organised by the EU Commission in Brussels. Marlene’s presentation focused on the long-term sustainability of health-related behavioural change, and on scaling-up research-based interventions, to achieve population impact. Both of these are critical issues for public health research […]

Sedentary time recognised as a health risk

More media coverage of the dangers of long periods of sedentary time – here . The importance of standing and moving about regularly throughout the day is a key message for EuroFIT – an innovative feature of our SitFIT technology is the ability to detect and provide feedback on sedentary time.