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!

Manchester plenary standing lunch

EuroFIT in October Healthy Stadia Newsletter

HS update
Kickoff of the EuroFIT trial in football clubs across Europe this autumn covered in the Oct 2015 newsletter from Healthy Stadia.
HS OCT2015 newsletter

 

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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EuroFIT features in EU Horizon magazine

EuroFIT has been featured in Horizon, the EU Research & Innovation magazine.

Prof. Sally Wyke describes the EuroFIT programme:

What we’re offering is a programme where supporters get together in the football stadia to get more activity.

There is some explanation and discussion, and a lot of friendly banter, along with some movement too.

It’s like a night at the pub, but without the alcohol.

You can read the full article here.

Horizon 2015

Recruitment To EuroFIT trial going well in the Netherlands

Recruitment to the EuroFIT trial started in June in the Netherlands and it’s going very well.
So far, we’ve signed up enough men at Vitesse and PSV.
There are still a few places available in ADO Den Haag and FC Groningen.
Learn more here.

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Check out our latest Flash Report!

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

You can find the report here.

EuroFIT Flash Jul 2015