EuroFIT Systematic Review on Health Evidence

On 07 April, 2016, Prof. Mutrie and Dr. Martin from the University of Edinburgh shared the findings of the EuroFIT systematic review on interventions with potential to reduce sedentary behaviour in adults with Public Health Professionals and Researchers during a webinar hosted by the Canadian organisation Health Evidence.

Our review was selected due to the high quality rating it received and the popularity on the Health Evidence website.

The webinar slides and the voice recordings can be found here:

Graduation Ceremony in Man City

EuroFIT participants at Manchester City Football Club had a graduation ceremony to mark the end of their programme.

The coaches put together a presentation to summarise the programme, including participant achievements and reflections (slides 17+).

Well done!

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Coach Training in Norway

The eight coaches who will be delivering the EuroFIT programme in Norway successfully completed their training last weekend (13 – 14 Feb 2016).

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The two-day training gave the coaches some practical experience of delivering key components of the EuroFIT programme, related to diet, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

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You can learn more about the project in Norway here.

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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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

EuroFIT project meeting in Manchester

The team had a very productive meeting in Manchester, 10 – 11 Nov 2015, hosted by Healthy Stadia. We discussed validation of the SitFIT device, results of the feasibility assessment of the EuroFIT programme in Everton and progress of the randomised controlled trial of the EuroFIT programme now underway in the Netherlands, UK and Portugal. Planning for the next phase of the project, replication of the programme in new clubs, was also a key focus of the meeting.

Doing our best to sit less and move more – we even had a standing lunch!

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EuroFIT in October Healthy Stadia Newsletter

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Kickoff of the EuroFIT trial in football clubs across Europe this autumn covered in the Oct 2015 newsletter from Healthy Stadia.
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SitFIT Devices on the Way to Trial Centres

SitFIT devices for the EuroFIT trial are packed up and ready to make their way from PAL Technologies in Glasgow to the trial centre in the Netherlands, with those destined for Portugal, Norway and the UK due to follow shortly.

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By placing the SitFIT in their trouser pocket, trial participants will be able to track and self-monitor the number of steps they take as well as the time they spend sitting and standing.  To help participants reduce sitting time, the devices can also be set to vibrate after pre-determined durations in order to remind them to stand up and move around. Participants can also upload and see their own data on the MatchFIT app and join in virtual matches with other participants in the trial.

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