EuroFIT Featured on euronews

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EuroFIT at Health Psychology Congress in Portugal

EuroFIT was presented at the 11th National Congress on Health Psychology, 26 – 29 Jan 2016 in Lisbon, in a symposium targeting theoretically-based behavioral change interventions. EuroFIT goals and design were presented, as well as presenting the project as an example to illustrate how theory can be used to guide intervention development.

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EuroFIT Session Covered on TV in Portugal

The Portuguese TV channel Porto Canal covered a EuroFIT session at FC Porto.

During the interview, the coach stressed the difference between physical activity and sedentary time and highlighted the importance of keeping the focus on lifestyle change.

The club ambassador was also interviewed.

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EuroFIT Trial Kicks Off Soon in Norway

Fieldworkers involved in the EuroFIT trial in Norway will complete their training today (07 Jan 2016). Our first baseline measures of participants will start on Monday, 11 Jan 2016!

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Preparing for fieldworker training

EuroFIT in Health-EU Newsletter

The project is in the 10 Dec version of the Health – EU Newsletter.

EuroFIT Health EU Dec 2015

You can see previous editions and subscribe here.

EuroFIT features as Success Story

EuroFIT has been featured as a Success Story on the European Commission’s Research and Innovation website!

EuroFIT’s overall aim is to build new social partnerships between football clubs, fans and researchers that harness the power of football to deliver an innovative public health programme. This project is extremely exciting and ambitious – it could be adapted for all sorts of other groups, and lead to positive lifestyle changes in men, their families and wider social networks across Europe.

– Prof. Sally Wyke, EuroFIT Coordinator

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Radio Coverage in Portugal

More great coverage of the project in Portugal!

EuroFIT featured on TSF Radio, a leading news station – more here, including video coverage at Sporting Clube de Portugal.PT SCP Session PT SCP coach

 

EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health

EuroFIT Coordinator Prof. Sally Wyke spoke at a meeting of the EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health on 03 Dec 2015 in Luxembourg. The platform is a forum for European-level organisations, ranging from the food industry to consumer protection NGOs, willing to commit ‘current trends in diet and physical activity’.
Prof. Wyke presented EuroFIT as a case study of one the physical activity projects funded by the EU, as well as evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of our predecessor project FFIT.
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Prof. Wyke, Dr. Rachida Ghalouci (EuroFIT Project Officer) and DG Santé Representatives

Check out the November 2015 Flash Report!

Our latest Flash Report gives an update on our pilot study of the EuroFIT programme, the start of our randomised controlled trial and an update on our technologies (SitFIT and MatchFIT).

You can find the report here.

EuroFIT Flash Report Nov 2015