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!
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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
On November 14th and 15th, coaches from Braga and Rio Ave football clubs received their coach training. Both clubs will start recruitment and plan to begin the EuroFIT program in January 2018. “It was great training, we learned a lot of new and exciting things but most of all a new way of interacting with participants […]
Reaching out to non-scientific audiences with the project mission, objectives and findings is important too. EuroFIT partners have communicated with a variety of audiences and spread the word in non-scientific journals, such as: • The journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology devoted to health professionals, “Factores de Risco”, “invited Marlene Silva to write a […]
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 602170. The material presented and views expressed here are the responsibility of the author(s) only. The EU Commission takes no responsibility for any use made of the information set out.