EuroFIT Project Meeting in Oslo

The team had a very productive meeting in Oslo, 06 – 08 May 2015, hosted by the Norweigan School of Sport Sciences. We discussed how to help men ‘sit less and walk more’, how to best use the SitFIT device for self-monitoring and how to integrate the MatchFIT app into the EuroFIT programme. Plans for the feasibility assessment of the programme with Everton in the Community, which starts 14 May 2015, were shared. Our international RCT is due to start soon, with recruitment starting in the Netherlands.

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EuroFIT Feasibility Starts in Everton

We’ll start our feasibility work in Everton in the United Kingdom on 14 May.

We’ll be working with Everton in the Community to test out the EuroFIT programme before launching the full-scale trial later in the year.

Read more here!

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University of Lisbon presents EuroFIT at ISMAI

University of Lisbon researcher Pedro Teixeira presented the lecture “The European Project EuroFIT: the Supporter Trains and the Club (FCP, SLB and SCP) Supports” on 27 April 2015 at the Conference on Team Sports: Health and Performance in ISMAI, Maia.

Read more here.

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EuroFIT Publishes Systematic Review of Sedentary Behaviour Interventions

EuroFIT’s first publication has been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Interventions with potential to reduce sedentary time in adults: systematic review and meta-analysis presents the work done in the project by WP1 in our first year, led by Prof. Nanette Mutrie at the University of Edinburgh.

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Healthy Stadia hosts a second meeting with club representatives

EuroFIT partner Healthy Stadia hosted representatives from clubs in the Netherlands, UK, Portugal and Norway on 25 March, 2014 at the Arsenal Football Club in London. This is the second meeting of the EuroFIT team with club representatives, where we discussed how to make sure the EuroFIT programme works in practice.

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Loch Lomond Lectures “Context is key: Unlocking physical behaviour data”

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EuroFIT partners PAL Technologies are sponsoring Loch Lomond Lectures which will be hosted by Professor Malcolm Granat, University of Salford and feature several renowned international speakers.  This is a small, informal and participative retreat style meeting which will run from lunch on Sunday 7 June to lunch on Monday 8 June. The formal programme will break late afternoon on Sunday, allowing participants to explore the loch-side grounds of the venue, Ross Priory, or relax in the bar before dinner with the other participants. Monday morning’s lectures will conclude with lunch, after which participants are free to explore the area or depart on their onward journey.

More information including registration details may be found at http://www.lllscotland.com/.

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Latest EuroFIT Flash Report

We have published a new Flash Report summarising our work to date, which has included a systematic review of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour, assessment of existing health promotion programmes, scoping review of best practice for engaging people in lifestyle change, feasibility work for the trial in Portugal, Norway, the Netherlands and the UK, and an update on our technologies (SitFIT and MatchFIT).

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EuroFIT Summary of Stakeholder Interviews

In May and June 2014, the EuroFIT team held face-to-face interviews with our key stakeholders to identify ways in which we can improve our health promotion programme. You can find a summary of what we learned here.

ISBNPA Satellite Meeting, “Challenging Interventions with an obese society – engaging without enraging”

EuroFIT researcher Annie Anderson (Dundee University) is organising an ISBPNA satellite meeting ‘Challenging Interventions with an obese society – engaging without enraging’ on 08 June 2015 in St. Andrews, Scotland. EuroFIT researcher Cindy Gray (Glasgow University) will speak at the meeting. Click here to see the event brochure.

ISBNPA Satellite Meeting, “Determinants of sedentary behaviour through the Life Course”

The ISBNPA Satellite Meeting “Determinants of sedentary behaviour through the Life Course” will be held 8 -9 June 2015 in Glasgow. This meeting is organised by Glasgow Caledonian University and the European Joint Programme Initiative on Determinant of Diet and Physical Activity (DEDIPAC) and aims at developing a consensus framework of the determinants of sedentary behaviour and identify societal systems that influence sitting behaviour.

The objective is to enable harmonisation and prioritise research. During the meeting, there will be presentations by key note speakers (Neville Owen, Genevieve Healy, Jo Salmon, John Reilly, David Conroy, Stef Kremer and Dawn Skelton) and state of the online consensus and interactive technology so that all participants can provide their opinion and view the consensus unfold in real time.

Registration and further details can be found by clicking here.

Early bird registration fee is available until 31st January.